A TODDLER who defied the odds to overcome a series of life-threatening illnesses will spend his first Christmas at home.
Caden Coburn arrived 15 weeks early in September last year weighing only 1lb 10oz and showing no signs of life.
Toddler Caden Coburn has defied the odds to overcome a series of life-threatening illnesses and spend his first Christmas at homeCredit: PA:Press Association
Caden’s dad Glenn said: ‘He’s my superhero’Credit: PA:Press Association
A consultant did CPR with her thumb and he spent 185 days in hospital in Belfast.
Parents Josey Loughran, 35, and fiance Glenn Coburn were at his bedside daily.
Mother Josey said: “We chose Caden’s name because the day and hour he was born I needed a name for this boy and we actually Googled the word ‘warrior’ and Caden came up.
“And that’s why his name is Caden, and he has lived through and through the true meaning of the word ‘warrior’” she said.
She added “He has a heart of lion, he is so strong.
“Believe it or not, his heart was the only organ functioning 100% throughout his journey.”
Caden spent 185 days in hospital as he only weighed 1lb 10oz at birth and showed no signs of lifeCredit: PA:Press Association
Dad Glenn, of Lisburn, said: “He’s my superhero.”
Chief executive Alison McNulty said: “The pandemic didn’t stop the arrival of premature babies – however it did add additional stresses to families who were already facing challenging times.
“Many families were forced to quickly self-isolate and self-shield with family support networks closed down and parental visiting to the neo natal units reduced to only one parent with limited access.”
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