A FAMILY AGAIN: Proud parents Scott and Lauren with their little fighter Melody. P4994a832
PROUD parents of baby Melody Davies say they are a “big, happy family again” as she returned home to Castleford after a six-month fight for life in hospital.
The homecoming of eight-month-old Melody seemed a long way away when she lay in a Newcastle hospital battling a genetic disorder called severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), which left her with no immune system.
The brave tot had to live in germ-free bubble and undergo a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy to survive the life-threatening condition, which meant a common cold could kill her.
See Thursday’s Express for full story.