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Baby who lost all her limbs after 'worst case of meningitis' settles back home in Bradford

A one-year-old girl who survived a rare strain of meningitis, so severe that it robbed her of her limbs, has returned home permanently.

Kia Gott, who is from Wyke in Bradford, was admitted to hospital last September after rapidly developing a rash.

It emerged she had one of the worst cases of meningitis C that doctors had seen.

Kia spent months on the high dependency unit at Leeds General Infirmary but pulled through, although her illness left her blind and partially brain damaged.

Last month, she returned home for five hours and now doctors have given her the all clear to come home for good.

Her parents Paul and Vikki fear they may need extra support after it emerged Kia may not be eligible for some disability aid until she is three-years-old.

They say they are determined to give her the best life they can now she is back from hospital.

All we can do is try our best to make her life as fulfilled as we can. Make a good thing out of a bad situation.

We are not going to let it drown us. You either or sink or swim. That's what we have said to each other. We are going to make the best of it as we can for our other kids as well.

– Kia's Parents

Had Kia been born a year earlier, she would have been vaccinated against meningitis C at 12 weeks of age.

Because cases are so rare, the vaccine was stopped at that age and is now offered at 12 months old.

Her parents have been calling for the policy to be reversed by launching a petition that has been signed by almost 6,000 people.