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IF you passed little Layla Robertson in the street, you would be completely unaware of the battle she had to fight just moments after entering the world.

Mum, Hannah Blair, said Layla’s early days were filled with frightening experiences for her and her partner, Connor, beginning on the day of their 20-week ultrasound.

The routine check back in mid-2018 led to the discovery that Layla had gastroschisis; a rare defect that caused her bowel, small intestine and part of her large intestine to protrude through a small abdominal wall defect to the right of her navel and rest on the outside of her body.

For Hannah and Connor, gastroschisis was a completely foreign concept.

“The thoughts that came with it were terrifying,” Hannah said.

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