Parents' donors appeal after their 'little miracle' toddler Isla defies all the odds

Torquay Herald Express

TORQUAY toddler Isla King, known as Britain's sickest baby, is continuing to defy the odds as she reaches major milestones.

Now two and a half years old, Isla is walking and eating by herself, something her parents Savannah King and Dominic French were told would never happen, but doctors say Isla will need a second liver transplant in the future. As part of National Transplant week, Savannah is urging people to sign up to the register.

Isla has been called a 'little miracle' after undergoing a total of 48 hours of pioneering surgery, including a second emergency liver transplant from an adult male donor.

Doctors told her parents they believed she was Britain's sickest baby.

The brave youngster was just a newborn when she began battling through eight months of treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital

The young couple were repeatedly told by doctors to prepare for the worst while their daughter faced setback after setback.

Baby Isla was born a healthy 7lbs 13oz, but almost 'fluorescent' with jaundice after being induced two weeks early when Savannah feared she could not feel the baby moving. Continue reading