Noth­ing stops Am­ber from shin­ing through

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PRIDE OF BUCKS 2015 -

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.

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