He's my perfect HAPPY HENRY
Sunday People|April 18, 2021
Having physically disabled tot was best decision, says mum
Lucy Moses
WHEN Rosie Higgs was told her son would be born with no legs and just one arm with a webbed hand she never doubted she would keep him.

And as her “perfect” 11-month-old Henry gurgles with delight playing with his rubber bath toys she knows it is the “best decision” she has ever made.

Rosie, 29, discovered at her 20-week scan that her unborn son was likely to have Amniotic Band Syndrome – where strands in the womb entangle a baby’s limbs and inhibit proper growth.

Fantastic

Given the huge physical challenges he would face, family and friends questioned whether she should terminate the pregnancy.

But mum-of-three Rosie, of Harrow, North London, was sure. The special needs school care assistant said: “I was keeping him – no matter what I was advised.

“People warned he might have a tricky life full of limitations but I didn’t listen. Even though Henry doesn’t have all his limbs, I’m determined he will have a fantastic and full life without limitations.” Her partner Peter, 39, agreed with her. She said: “Peter and I decided Henry deserved a chance. Peter was so supportive and we made every decision together.

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