Swimming lessons saved baby born with half a heart

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Charlie Cobb, had to undergo open heart surgery just hours after being born and surgeons warned he might not pull through.

Even after the op he suffered a huge heart attack – underwent two more operations – and was hospitalised countless times to fight off infections.

But ever since mothrer Louise Bushby, 26, first took him to the pool a year ago, the one-year-old has flourished.

Miss Bushby, a nursery practioneer from Brighton, said: “He just seems to thrive in the water and it seems to have helped him since day one.

“I’m no doctor but I certainly believe it has helped him so much with his recovery and we go every week.

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(Not directly related image courtesy of Petras Gagilas, CC BY-SA 2.0)

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