When 24-year-old Sheree Psaila was born doctors told her mom it was unlikely she would make it to her first birthday.
Then when she did, doctors said she should be put in a wheelchair and sent to a special needs school, but Sheree took her first steps at 5 years old.
She faced constant bullying at her school in Australia and yet made it to higher education where she met her husband.
When she miscarried, doctors told her that she probably wouldn’t be able to have children. And yet soon after she gave birth to healthy baby boy Hayden.
Sheree was born with a rare condition called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which means she has little muscle tissue and is barely able to bend her joints.
In the years that followed Sheree had to endure 20 surgeries that didn’t do much to help her condition. She grew to just 4ft tall.
Despite her physical limitations and the abuse she endured from bullies she continued to disprove the medical professionals around her and defy her tormenters.
While attending university, Sheree met her husband-to-be, Chris. He also has a hereditary disease which affects the lower part of his spine.
Told she probably wouldn’t be able to have kids
Soon after she got married Sheree started to pursue another dream – of having a family.
She suffered a devastating blow after having a miscarriage but never gave up hope, despite what her doctors told her.
“The doctors told me I probably wouldn’t be able to have kids, although they didn’t give me a reason why not,” Sheree told the Daily Mail.
Doctors were concerned that she was too small to allow her baby to grow naturally but yet one year after getting married she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
After moving to Melbourne with her husband Chris, Sheree gave birth to her son, via Caesarean section.
Their little miracle Hayden was 18 inches tall and weighed 5.5 lbs and has no disability.
But parenthood comes with a lot more challenges than other parents face, but together, Sheree and Chris have shown that love overcomes everything.
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I love that despite what Sheree was constantly told she continued to do all she could to lead a normal life.
Now here she is an educated mother with a healthy baby boy and a loving supportive husband.
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