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'Miracle baby' now shouts in his sleep for father who died before his first birthday

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The young child's father, Paul Cowie, was diagnosed with terminal cancer just a month before his baby son was born. The young child now shouts in his sleep for his dad who died of an extremely rare form of brain cancer. Mr Cowie died before he got to see his baby boy's first birthday.

Despite an earlier all-clear following an 11-hour operation to remove tumours in his brain, Mr Cowie, 29, discovered his cancer had returned.

Mr Cowie's cancer became terminal just a month before his son Carter was born.

Mr Cowie and his wife Carla had gone through four rounds of IVF before their baby boy was conceived.

However, the baby's father died in November 2019.

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Paul Cowie and his baby son Carter

Paul Cowie and his baby son Carter (Image: Carla Cowie)

Now the young child, named Carter, is two years old.

The child's mother has spoken about the struggle of bringing up her child on her own.

She told the Liverpool Echo: "It's absolutely heartbreaking.

"Some days, I feel like I don't have time to breathe, because my little boy, he's two.

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"He's a toddler now."

Speaking about her husband, Carla said: "It's just horrendous.

"He was my soulmate.

"He was my everything.

"And the struggle of living without him.

"It's just heartwrenching to think that cancer could take a young life that quick."

Carla describes her son as having his father's "witty and funny ways".

She added: "I feel like I've got a piece of Paul growing up with me."