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Baby Born With Heart Problem Tested Positive Of COVID-19, Fought Hard And Has Beaten Both Altogether! [Video]



  • When Erin was born in October, she was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot which was really hard to deal with especially after the pandemic came.
  • But she was a fighter and she survived an open heart surgery a month after the diagnosis.
  • However, she contracted the COVID-19 and went into isolation which still, she was able to beat!

Couple Emma and Wayne Bates from England consider their daughter a miracle baby.

Erin came into their lives in October after 10 years of trying to bear children. It was pure bliss when she was born. But shortly after, they learned of her health condition which was made even more difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the little angel was a fighter! And she fought fiercely!

Erin was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot in November, a combination of four heart problems that rarely happens and occurs only in 5 out of 10,000 births.

She then underwent an open-heart surgery a month later and has since been confined at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool to fully recover.

Photo Credit: Emma Bates

However in April, another challenge came into their lives when Erin had contracted the COVID-19. The 6-month-old baby was quarantined with her mom in the next two weeks, while her dad was unable to visit.

“It’s been very lonely. I’ve been frightened…some days she had good days and other days she had really bad days. It was the unknown of where Erin was going to go with this virus,” Emma told GMA.

Photo Credit: Emma Bates

But even that won’t stop this fierce little fighter and once again has beaten the virus!

The medical team were so happy for Erin they celebrated her success and lined the hall to cheer as she was finally taken out from her isolation crib. This emotional moment deeply touched Emma and Wayne!

Photo Credit: Emma Bates

“It just meant so much to me,” Emma said. “And it means that these doctors and nurses, they’re not just there to make your children better, but they actually care. They really care about your children.”

Erin still has to recover and she will be staying in the hospital for up to six months possibly. Although she could not be with her dad physically, she and her mom are calling him everytime and they would get over this soon as a family.

Photo Credit: Emma Bates

They have been through so much and quitting was never an option for them!

Source: Inspire More