Mum Paula with Jonah with family friend Sarah who is also raising funds. Pic: Archant
A little boy whose parents thought he was dead after he fell into a garden pond has made a miraculous recovery.
He was apparently lifeless but was briefly revived – only to stop breathing several times.
Doctors feared his brain had been so deprived of oxygen that it would cause such severe brain damage that he wouldn't be able to live.
But he made a full recovery and went home from hospital after 12 days.
Jonah's mum Paula credits the efforts of staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London for saving his life and is now raising money by doing the BUPA Great North Run on Sunday, with family friend Sarah.
"It's a miracle. The doctors cannot understand it and there is no explanation.
"But I think the care he received saved him. They would not give up on Jonah and inside he was battling too. It is possible he may have learning difficulties later - but for now he is absolutely fine."You can sponsor Paula for the BUPA Great North Run by visiting her Just Giving page online. More on Parentdish: Toddler drowns in garden pond trying to feed his fish