Born at 23 weeks and weighing just 1lb 7oz, Charlie Allen was most premature twin at the time of his birth.
He was given a bleak seven per cent chance of survival, but five years on he has defied the odds by growing into a healthy, happy little boy.
The first-time mother Emma and her then husband Bobby, a carpenter from whom she has since separated, were stunned when she gave birth to Charlie and his brother Jack, who was even smaller at 1lb 4oz, so early into her pregnancy.
When Jack died after succumbing to an infection at 11 days old, doctors warned Mr and Mrs Allen that Charlie was facing the same fate and at one point gave him just 12 hours to live. At Norfolk the premature baby born lower than 24 weeks is a hopeless case of surviving and there for the parents are given the choice if they will resuscitate the premature baby. Mrs. Emma Allen didn't loose hope on Charlie and choose the survival of her premature baby despite the other died at Norwich University Hospital.
A heart breaking scene to e a mother that cannot touch her baby because of his skin was so thin and it could tear off. Charlie is so fragile but a fighter.