First birthday celebrations for frozen baby Finley

Finley Burton with mum Donna Link-Emery
Finley Burton with mum Donna Link-Emery

A MIRACLE baby who was “frozen” as medics battled to save him after intricate heart surgery has celebrated a milestone birthday.

Little Finley Burton turned one on Thursday, much to the delight of his parents, Donna Link-Emery, 28, and Aaron Burton, 32, who around 10 months ago thought they may not see the day.

Finley Burton with mum Donna Link-Emery

Finley Burton with mum Donna Link-Emery

Finley was treated to an early party, with a number of his young friends, at the hall at Easington Colliery’s Church of the Ascension and the family made a trip to the Penny Bridge, in the Lake District, on the actual day.

Durham County Council worker Donna said: “To look at Finley now, you wouldn’t believe it was the same baby who was poorly in hospital last year.”