Bursting with joy: Mother celebrates quads' first birthday after defying the doctors who urged her to have two aborted Emma and Martin Robbins naturally conceived quads at odds of 750,000 to 1The couple were urged by doctors to abort two to save the others' lives But they defied medical advice and continued with the quad pregnancyCouple are now celebrating the first birthdays of their four healthy boys – Samuel, Reuben, Joshua and Zachary ” class=”blkBorder” /> With his newborn son: Martin Robbins with Zachary, one of the identical twins out of the quadruplets very unusually born on 29 February 2012 Not only were they conceived naturally at odds of 750,000 to one, they are also the only leap year quads in Britain to have been born on February 29 — the chances of that are 3.5 million to one — and will therefore celebrate a birthday only every four years. They are also flourishing despite the physical risks of multiple births. Indeed, when Emma — a former project manager — discovered she was pregnant with quads, she was advised repeatedly to ‘selectively reduce’ two of the foetuses to give the remaining pair a better chance of survival
Couple with disabled boy slapped with 70 parking ticket as they carried him to their car outside their home Karl Wade and Rebecca Harbourne had been fitting special splints to son Devon, four, when warden appeared Temporary restrictions had been imposed outside their home Birmingham council refused two appeals because their case 'lacks merit' | UPDATED: 22:10 GMT, 26 December 2012 [captio Parents who parked outside their home as they carried their seriously disabled boy to their car were shocked to see they had been given a ticket. Karl Wade, 37, briefly left his Nissan Note people carrier in front of his house as he and his partner Rebecca Harbourne, 28, strapped splints to the legs of four-year-old Devon, who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. When they emerged from the front door with their son minutes later, however, they found they had been issued with a 70 fine.
Paralysed schoolboy, 12, amazes his mother as he writes a Christmas song by BLINKINGAdam Bojelian, 12, who has cerebral palsy, wrote the song with the help of mother Zoe, 52With the help of a Hollywood musician, the family have now made the song available on iTunes for charity It has already attracted celebrity backing including from actor Ewan McGregor | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 20 December 2012 A paralysed schoolboy who can only communicate with his eyes has written a Christmas song by blinking. Adam Bojelian, 12, who has cerebral palsy, wrote the song with the help of mother Zoe, 52, who painstakingly pointed at letters until the festive track was complete.
The 'amazing little princess' who can't see, walk, talk or feed herself – but stole the hearts of the X Factor audience with her smile Tilly-May has a condition that means her brain didn't form properly. She is blind and has cerebral palsy and epilepsyDoctors don't expect her to survive childhoodThe family were offered a lifeline by Jessie May nurses, who give them respite one day a weekThey also helped mother Jenny cope with the knowledge Tilly-May will die early | UPDATED: 18:01 GMT, 3 December 2012 The three finalists of The X Factor were chosen yesterday in another night of inflated egos and musical melodrama