The parents of a premature baby boy who spent the first 100 days of his life in intensive care are looking forward to bringing their son home for Christmas.
Kallen-Jai Jones was born three months early at Tameside Hospital on September 6 weighing just 2lbs 5oz.
Mum Anita Jones, 29, says there had been no problems during her 26-week pregnancy and that she was shocked to find out her baby was on it’s way.
“The staff have all been great and we’re hoping to finally get him home this week in time for Christmas.”
Because of Kallen’s size, he was too tiny to fit into newborn clothes and they relied on the kind donations of the hospital’s "Neonatal Knitters", which meets once a week, knits hats, cardigans and blankets for babies on the NICU at Tameside and St Mary’s. Now Anita is hoping to repay the favour.
Anita runs The Top End Bar in Ashton and has already raised £300 for the group by selling raffle tickets for a booze hamper, tickets are still are still available at the pub.