An Australian woman who was left paralysed from the neck down following a horrific car crash has become a mother – after 13 months and five rounds of IVF.
Nicola, who has slight movement in her arms, is able to hold Reagan, with the support of her mother, Sandra, 53, who has taken a year off to support her daughter and grandson.
The 26-year-old, who is single, was a passenger in a soft-top car when the crash took place, which resulted in her breaking her neck and being told she would never walk again.
She told Mail Online she felt very lucky.
She said: “I had always dreamed of becoming a mother, but after the accident I never thought it would become a reality.
I know I won’t be able to do everything that a normal able-bodied parent would but we will work it out, Reagan is my little miracle and I am so lucky to have him.”
Nicola lives in a specially adapted home with Reagan, Sandra, brother and two aunts.
Reagan was born six weeks early by caesarian section and went home with mum just two weeks later.