The brave baby girl born 15 weeks early

A hospital’s smallest surviving premature baby has defied the odds to make it home for Christmas after her older sister ‘asked Santa’ to make it happen.

Amber-May Bass weighed less than 1lb when she was born 15 weeks early on August 3 – lighter than a large tin of beans, which weighs around 1.1lbs.

But the premature baby has since made a good recovery and is well enough to spend the festive period with her family – granting her six-year-old sister Jenna-Rose’s Christmas wish.

Their proud mother, Nikkie Palmer, 34, of Stowmarket, Suffolk, said: ‘We are just so excited about Christmas now after getting Amber-May back home with us. Even just the build-up to it.

‘Having Amber-May home and all that – it’s so exciting.’

Ms Palmer revealed that in their darkest moments she and her partner Andrew Bass, 27, feared the family would never spend Christmas Day together.

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