Miracle baby

One Year On: Charlie Smith of Darley Churchtown, pictured with his mother Emily, is just about to celebrate his first birthday after being born with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopothy, a condition which meant he had to spend his first few weeks in intensive care.
One Year On: Charlie Smith of Darley Churchtown, pictured with his mother Emily, is just about to celebrate his first birthday after being born with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopothy, a condition which meant he had to spend his first few weeks in intensive care.

This is Charlie Smith of Darley Dale and his mum Emily.

Charlie is getting ready to celebrate his first birthday in July after a whirlwind 12 months.

See Thursday’s Mercury for more on this story.