Trawden girl’s amazing recovery after brain haemorrhage

Charlotte Neve

Charlotte Neve

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A TRAWDEN schoolgirl who suffered a serious brain haemorrhage at Easter is making an amazing recovery.

Charlotte Neve, aged seven, spent more than two months receiving treatment at Leeds General Infirmary – but her condition has improved so much she is now back home and is well enough to attend Trawden Forest Primary School for an hour each day.

And despite suffering partial blindness in both eyes, she has learned to walk, talk and ride her bicycle again.

Her mother Leila told us: “Charlotte’s doing really well and is such a determined little thing I’m sure she’ll achieve her goal of being back in her class soon.

“She gets extremely tired very quickly but is managing and is adapting to her partial sight beautifully.

“It’s a very long process and could be two or more years before she’s fully recovered and will always need help even beyond that, but she’s still fighting and we have been overwhelmed by the love and support we’ve received which continues to boost our spirits and keeps us all going.”

The plight of Colne toddler Louie Jenkins – the baby who survived meningitis but had his lower legs amputated – was featured on BBC’s North West Tonight news programme this week.

The feature followed our story of last week which told how Louie has had prosthetic legs fitted which will enable him to walk in future.