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Bethany’s a little miracle

When twin Bethany Braitch was rushed to hospital on the day she was born with a rare condition her family were left praying for a miracle. She had to have an emergency operation after being diagnosed as a TOF baby – a rare condition which means the windpipe and foodpipe are connected. She suffered a cardiac arrest on the operating table at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The family had already seen eldest child, Manvir, now eight, diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome – a rare illness characterised by severe learning difficulties and unsteady or jerky movements. Bethany, born two months premature, pulled through on Good Friday last year and celebrated her birthday at the weekend at home in Claregate, Wolverhampton, with twin sister Jessica. One in 3,500 births are diagnosed as TOF babies. It is dangerous because air can pass from the airway into the stomach or food can get into the lungs. Father Sukhninderjit Singh Braitch, 37, said he was looking for a miracle when Betha