Here's a heart-warming tale with a happy ending
'MIRACLE' is a much-abused word, especially by headline writers for some of our red-top tabloids.But it does seem wholly justified when applied to the astonishing case of Nina Whear, from Lammas, who is now safely home after life-saving surgery.
'MIRACLE' is a much-abused word, especially by headline writers for some of our red-top tabloids.
But it does seem wholly justified when applied to the astonishing case of Nina Whear, from Lammas, who is now safely home after life-saving surgery.
When Mrs Whear, 38, suffered a heart attack on January 6, towards the end of a twin pregnancy, the lives of mother and babies were in grave jeopardy.
But prompt and superlative care by paramedics at her home, and then medical experts at the Norfolk and Norwich and Papworth hospitals, meant that this story has had a very happy ending. And Andy Whear is both a proud new dad and delighted husband.
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It's a heart-warming human tale that puts credit-crunch worries into perspective. Mrs Whear still has health problems and can't yet pick up her daughter and son.
She's also apparently upset that she can no longer take part in activities such as bungee jumping and white-water rafting.
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I understand the twins are Mrs Whear's first children. Caring for one lively, growing baby is mind-blowing enough - but I wouldn't mind betting that looking after two will be every bit as challenging as jumping off cliffs or riding the rapids.
And as for the adrenalin buzz and sense of achievement she may have got from extreme sports …. well just look at Evie's and Alfie's faces.