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WOMB STROKE SURVIVOR AMAZES DOCS BY TAKING FIRST STEPS

WOMB STROKE SURVIVOR AMAZES DOCS BY TAKING FIRST STEPS - A little girl who suffered a catastrophic stroke in the womb which would have killed an adult has stunned the medical world by learning to walk, talk and see. When Caitlin McLaughlin was born, her mother Sharon was told she had suffered a massive stroke in the womb which would leave her daughter blind and unable to walk or speak. But now, aged three, Caitlin is amazing medics with her incredible progress having learnt to speak, walk and even retrain parts of her brain so that she can see. Sharon, 32, and husband Shaun, 36, were devastated to be told Caitlin had suffered a stroke so severe that it would have killed the average adult instantly. Doctors said their daughter had suffered severe brain damage and that her future was one of profound mental and physical disability. Sharon said: We were told by two different consultants that she would never be able to walk, so her progress and that fact that she has come this far really is amazing.

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