In 2011, doctors told Clarke her baby wouldn’t survive if she continued the pregnancy, but she rejected the advice. After she gave birth to little Riley, doctors soon realized their medical assessment had been incorrect.
Riley was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body and he had disconnected valves and twisted bowels, according to a report in the Daily Mail newspaper.
“Doctors told me time and time again that Riley would have no chance, and I should consider an abortion,” Clarke told the paper. “But he’s an angel sent from above. He’s my first child and I just felt I wanted to keep him.”
“He’s such a happy chappy. He loves Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and is always bouncing about,” she said. “He needs watching constantly as sometimes he tries to pull out his tubes. It’s challenging but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
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