Ultrasound scan appears to show an unborn baby wearing HEADPHONES in the womb (and her father is a DJ)
- 11-week scan appeared to show Leah May Wilkins wearing a pair of earphones
- Leah, now six, has grown up to be a huge music fan and loves Disney songs
- She suffers from DiGeorge syndrome, a rare genetic disorder
A scan image has revealed how an unborn baby was destined to follow in her DJ father’s footsteps – after it appeared to show her wearing headphones in the womb.
The 11-week ultrasound image showed Leah May Wilkins, who is now six, with what looked like DJing equipment over her head and ears.
While it is not clear what caused the illusion, mum Emma, 33, and dad Richard, 49, from Knaresborough in Yorkshire, say their daughter even takes the bizarre scan pic to be a sign that music was in her blood.
Leah, who suffers from DiGeorge syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that means she is the size of a four-year-old, is indeed a music lover who is always ready to belt out songs from Frozen and other Disney favourites.
Her 11 week ultrasound scan appeared to show Leah May Wilkins, six, wearing a pair of earphones, following in her DJ father’s footsteps
Emma said: ‘I’ve not got a clue why she’s got headphones on in the scan – it surprised everybody.
‘The ultrasound technician suddenly pointed and said “Look, the baby has got headphones on!” and sure enough it looked like she did.
‘Everyone was making jokes about it, saying she was going to come out liking music or singing, and it’s true, she loves music now.
‘At the minute it’s all about Frozen – Leah is Frozen-mad and loves all the songs.’
Leah, pictured, has grown up to be a huge music lover and loves belting out songs from her favourite film Frozen
Her parents joked that she takes after her father Richard, 49, who works as a DJ – pictured with Leah after she was born
WHAT IS DIGEORGE SYNDROME?
DiGeorge syndrome is present from birth and is caused by a problem with the sufferer’s genes, called 22q11 deletion.
It may cause several lifelong problems in the sufferer.
This can include heart defects, learning disabilities, and hormone, speech, hearing and feeding problems.
The severity of the condition differs by person: while some people may die from it, others grow up without realising they have it at all.
And Leah is rightfully very proud of her photo, and can see she was always destined to be a music fan.
Emma continued: ‘She has seen the scan photo herself and she finds it funny too.
‘She says to me “I always liked music then mummy, didn’t I?” and I say “Yes, Leah, of course you did.”
However, tragedy struck for the family after Leah’s birth in 2011 when she failed to put on weight and doctors were at a loss as to what was wrong with her.
By the time she was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome and an extra chromosome when she was three, the family had already nearly lost her six times.
Emma said: ‘She had so many complications from birth, including failure to thrive, and no one would listen to us.
‘It was heartbreaking when we found out her diagnosis but we finally got answers to what was going on.’
Leah suffers from DiGeorge syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that means she is the size of a four-year-old
Tragedy struck for the family after Leah’s birth in 2011 when she failed to put on weight and doctors were at a loss as to what was wrong with her
After undergoing around 30 gruelling operations that failed to work, only the gastrostomy and colostomy made any difference to Leah’s health.
The operations mean that brave Leah must be fed through a tube in her stomach for 13 hours every day.
The genetic condition means that she is smaller than other children her age and has the developmental age of someone between one and three years old.
But the little girl doesn’t let that stop her from having fun.
Leah has seen her scan, and has joked that she has always loved music since she was in the womb
She has had around 30 gruelling operations that failed to work, but only the gastrostomy and colostomy made any difference to Leah’s health
Emma said: ‘Leah just gets on with it now though – she’s a happy little girl and she doesn’t care.’
Leah has been given a gastrostomy where surgeons made an opening in her abdomen to insert a feeding tube into her stomach, bypassing her mouth and throat.
She is currently on this drip-fed method of feeding for 13 hours a day. Leah has also had a colostomy, where her bowels have been redirected to another tube in her tummy.
The operations mean that brave Leah must be fed through a tube in her stomach for 13 hours every day
The genetic condition means that she is smaller than other children her age and has the developmental age of someone between one and three years old
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