Doncaster parents’ pride over 1lb 3oz battler Will

Paul and Michelle Ryder, of Woodfield Plantation with their son William, two, who was born 17 weeks premature. Picture: Andrew Roe

Paul and Michelle Ryder, of Woodfield Plantation with their son William, two, who was born 17 weeks premature. Picture: Andrew Roe

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The dad of a tot who has spent over half of his life in hospital since being born 13 weeks prematurely says he’s proud of his son for ‘proving everyone wrong’.

William Ryder weighed just 1lb 3oz - the same as half a small bag of sugar - when he was born.

He has since experienced numerous health problems, including aspiration pneumonia, gastroesophageal reflux and respiratory failure, and has spent much of his life in and out of intensive care and high dependency units.

 

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