A woman from Sutton Coldfield who was heavily pregnant when she was stabbed 24 times in the street is going to thank the medics who saved her life.
Natalie Queiroz, who has since given birth to a healthy baby girl, had stab wounds to her heart, lung, liver and uterus.
Her then partner, Babur Karamat Raja, was jailed for 18 years for attempted murder, attempted child destruction and wounding passers-by who tried to help her.
The attack, by the high street in Sutton Coldfield town centre, made headline news around the world.
On Thursday next week, Natalie, 41, will thank the Midlands Air Ambulance crew who came to her aid at the Pride of Birmingham Awards:
They were facing a woman who was eight months pregnant who’d been stabbed 24 times.
Natalie’s baby was born by emergency Caesarian as medics fought successfully to save the mum’s life.
Natalie says that the NHS is “amazing” and thanks all those who saved her that day, from the brave have-a-go heroes who stepped in on the scene to the surgeons.
I wouldn’t be here if it were not for them.