A miracle baby who was born with a complex heart condition has defied all odds to celebrate his fourth birthday next month.
Blake Ramsingh, who is starting at Grindleton Primary School in September, will celebrate this achievement with a trip to Disneyland Paris with the children’s charity Make-a-Wish.
The youngster’s mum Jess, who is eternally grateful for the support of her friends and family, is continually overwhelmed by the strength that her little boy shows.
“Blake’s doing so well at the moment,” she said. “We’ve managed a good run out of hospital and we’re currently on three monthly visits to Alder Hey for check ups and whilst he’s doing as well as he is, they don’t want to intervene by doing any invasive tests or surgery.
“Everyday is a struggle, but you wouldn’t be able to tell as he’s just the happiest and cheekiest little boy.”
Jess added: “Blake will be starting school in September which is a huge milestone, I never thought I’d see the day.”
Blake was born with a complex heart condition and at six months old his mum Jess was told there was nothing more that could be done for him. However, four years on and the family, who live in Clitheroe, are now looking forward to dropping their little boy off at primary school.
Proud mum Jessica, a full-time carer for Blake, describes her son as her “little miracle”.
Concerns over Blake’s health started during pregnancy with Jessica’s 20-week scan pinpointing problems. Numerous tests conducted during 40-plus visits to Burnley Hospital’s ante-natal department, Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital concluded that Blake’s heart condition was so complex it was very likely he would not survive the pregnancy.
However, survivor Blake was born at Liverpool Women’s Hospital on July 7th, 2014. He spent the subsequent two weeks there and the following 10 months in Alder Hey. Much of his time was spent in intensive care on a ventilator.