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Heartfelt messages for family of 'miracle' premature Yeading baby doctors said had no chance of survival

Getwestlondon readers have left messages of support and praise for Isabella's family and for Hillingdon Hospital's Neonatal Unit

There has been a major show of support towards a Yeading family of a premature baby doctors said had no chance of survival and the hospital which cared for her.

Isabella Wilson-Stefanovic was born premature after just 25 weeks of pregnancy and spent 112 days in hospital.

Weighting just 722 grams at birth, Isabella caught an infection, suffered a brain bleed and underwent surgery for fluid on the brain.

Her mother, Leanne Wilson-Stefanovic said the support from the public "has helped them massively".

Isabella weighted just 722 grams at birth(Image: GetWestLondon)

Premature 'miracle baby' from Yeading defies all the odds after doctors said she would not live

Doctors said little Isabella would not survive, but her parents Paul and Leanne are celebrating her life as she has defied all the odds.

Getwestlondon readers have praised both Hillingdon Hospital's Neonatal Unit, where Isabella was cared for, and the family.

Born in July last year, Isabella was incubated immediately after birth and made good progress at first, before she caught the infection.

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After numerous complications she was treated with a shunt, which is a thin tube surgically implanted into the brain to drain away excess fluid.

Her parents say she is making good progress but her future is uncertain(Image: GetWestLondon)

Doctors thought Isabella would never been able to feed or breath on her own, but she has defied the odds and is able to do both.

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Mr and Mrs Wilson-Stefanovic are holding a fundraising family fun day to say thank you to the team at Hillingdon Hospital.

The event will be held on June 17 at Barnhill Community Centre in Hayes and will include a raffle, tombola, a DJ.

Money raised will be going to Cherubs – the charity that raises cash for the neonatal unit at Hillingdon Hospital.

Mrs Wilson-Stefanovic thanked getwestlondon readers for their support.

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