A young mum who was told to abort her baby more than 10 times will spend Christmas at home with her survivor daughter.
Chloe Conlin, 21, was told baby Miyah was unlikely to survive after scans revealed she only had half a heart.
But, the mum continued to fight for daughter Miyah who is living at home following successful heart surgery last Christmas Eve.
Miyah, who is 14 months old, is now thriving and even managed to take her first steps earlier this month.
Chloe said: “When I pregnant, they told to me have an abortion 10 times because they said she wouldn’t be compatible with life, it would be a real and she probably wouldn’t live until her first birthday.
“They told me she wouldn’t be reaching her milestones. She’s doing really well at the moment, she started walking.”
The mum added: “She says ‘mum’ and ‘dad’, and she shakes her head ‘no’, she says ‘ta’.
“She’s learning a lot more.”
The Norwich mum was told by doctors that her precious child had serious health problems, but Chloe insisted that she should go on with the pregnancy.
When she was born, Miyah was diagnosed with a rare heart defect called atrial isomerism, which requires immediate treatment.
Little Miyah was born Norfolk and Norwich University and had open-heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
Now, the tot is living life to the full and will be spending her first Christmas at home with Chloe.
Proud mum Chloe added: “She hasn’t had any major hospital admissions since then. She’s been doing really well.”