The teen who is battling various illnesses is also prone to infection

FIFTEEN years ago, on August, and at 36-and-a-half weeks, Abigail Brookes was born – at Constantiaberg Mediclinic. But immediately, Abigail, now 15, stopped breathing. The lack of oxygen damaged the bottom right hand side of her brain, impacting on her future learning abilities and health. She has battled various illnesses since her birth and is still prone to infection almost monthly. Abigail crawled late, walked late and even talked late due to unknown illnesses. According to her mother, Barbara, she was a “floppy baby” who required assistance to sit up until she was well over a year old.Read more