Miracle baby from Keighley turns into a beautiful intelligent bride (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Miracle baby from Keighley turns into a beautiful intelligent bride
9:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
Rebecca Louise Sawley was hailed as a miracle baby when she was born 13 weeks prematurely in 1985.
She weighed less than a bag of sugar and had to spend three months being cared for by staff at Airedale Hospital.
Now after 28 years of almost trouble-free health, Rebecca was married at St Luke's Church in East Morton.
She and her new husband live in Cullingworth, and Rebecca works at a finance company in Leeds. She was born when her mother Jane had been pregnant for only 27 weeks, and weighed 2lb.
The baby’s twin Alexandra died after 18 days, and Rebecca had to be fed through a drip for five weeks.
Rebecca's parents were unable to hold her for the first ten days of her life, and initially she needed a ventilator to help her breathe. She was so small that only doll's clothes fitted her.
The former Oakbank School student graduated from English and history at Leeds University, and has been with Nick for four years.
Rebecca said: “We went to school together and met in the sixth-form, and were friends for a long time.”
Rebecca's proud mother Jane, who now lives in Riddlesden, said her daughter battled on after her sister died.
She said: “Despite her difficult start in life and a long stay in Airedale, Rebecca has grown into a beautiful, intelligent young woman.”
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