Charlotte Cleverley Bisman – unstoppable spirit

baby Charlotte Cleverley Bisman, 1 1/2 yrs old

baby Charlotte Cleverley Bisman

Charlotte Lucy Cleverley-Bisman was born in New Zealand in November of 2003,  during the New Zealand epidemic of meningococcal disease, a bacterial infection which can cause meningitis and blood poisoning.  Charlotte contracted the disease in 2004 and is believed to be the smallest baby to have survived not only the severe infection but the subsequent quadruple amputations as well.  She was nicknamed “Miraculous Baby Charlotte” by her fellow New Zealanders as a result of making headlines worldwide after recuperating from a series of life-threatening complications.

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