Iman (seen here when she was aged 3 years with her baby sister) was born prematurely in 1997 at 25 weeks’ gestation, weighing 746g and smaller than her father’s hand. She is now in Year 10, is her school’s sports captain and top of her class academically.
She is a participant in the Victorian Infant Collaborative Study which is following up the long term outcomes of all the children who were born extremely prematurely in 1997.
Although her family moved to Kenya when she was 9 years old she has recently fulfilled a lifetime wish to return to Melbourne to thank the staff that saved her life.
Video kindly provided provided by 9 News.