Nothing stops Amber from shining through
A BRAVE sick little girl who continues to prove doctors wrong has been nominated for a Pride of Bucks award.
Amber Johnson, of Fullers Close, Chesham, has been nominated for the Child of Courage award, sponsored by Roberts Newby, by her grandmother Karen Tattam, of Beechcroft Road, Chesham.
Amber was born three months premature, weighed 3lbs and had under developed lungs.
Mrs Tattam added: “We had a few very close calls where we didn’t think she would make it and the doctors told my daughter that she may not survive, but she did and she has continued breaking through lots of barriers throughout. The doctors said she may never crawl, walk etc but with the help of her older sisters and family she has managed to do all of this and more.
“Even the doctors wrongly put a feeding
Child of Courage - sponsored by Roberts Newby
tube into her stomach, which she should not have even gone in and her parents had to fight to get it removed.
“She had a massive infection inside and outside her body and was very ill at that time. Three months later it was taken out and we were told it should not have even been put in, so poor Amber had to cope with all of that.
“Her two sisters are a great help to her and continue to help her in every way they can.
“Amber was also on oxygen for the first nine to 10 months of her life and now suffers with asthma and chest infections, but that doesn’t stop her from being the little superstar she is and she really shines with her red hair and personality. Nothing will ever stop our little Amber!”
Amber’s sisters have been nominated for the Young Carer of the Year award.