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Miracle baby given just a 3% chance of survival at birth amazes doctors by heading home six months later

From Mail Online, By Graham Smith, 11  September 2012

A baby who was given just a 3 per cent chance  of survival at birth has beaten the odds  to come home after six months in hospital.

Tiny Jacob Reed has spent every day of his life clinging to survival in  hospital, fighting an ultra-rare condition.

His chances of survival were so slim, that  before he was born doctors told his  mother Pippa Stanley, 26, that she should abort him a dozen  times.

Mini-miracle: Pippa Stanley with her six-month-old son Jacob Reed, who doctors told her when she was pregnant would stand a 3 per cent chance of survival after birth
Mini-miracle: Pippa Stanley with her six-month-old son  Jacob Reed, who doctors told her when she was pregnant would stand a 3 per cent  chance of survival after birth