Last year, Gemma Holmes was riding a moped when she was flung across a busy road into a lamp post.
She suffered extensive injuries, including a broken back, and doctors didn't expect her to survive.
But she defied the odds and is now on the road to recovery - with her now 12-week-old son Ruben.
|Gemma's mother Julie (left) is now Gemma's (right) full-time carer while she is still confined to a wheelchair. The new mother hopes to one day walk again and be able to run around with her son, Ruben, (pictured) as he grows up|
Ms Holmes was in a coma and unable to be told the news, so doctors turned to her mother, Julie, to make the decision about whether the baby should be kept or terminated.
'Doctors suggested a termination because Gemma would not be able to undergo surgery to fix her back until she gave birth.So many things went through my head but I wanted to wait until Gemma was awake to make the decision,' Julie, who has taken on the role of Gemma's full time carer while she is confined to a wheelchair, told ITV's This Morning.
When Gemma eventually awoke she was given the news, but she had no recollection having been in a relationship because she had developed severe memory loss.
The previous three years were entirely blank.Despite her grave health problems, she made the decision to keep the baby.
'I just thought that if this little baby inside me had managed to survive the awful crash then he was meant to be,' said Gemma.
Gemma endured considerable pain during the pregnancy as she was unable to take high doses of painkillers, which can harm an unborn baby, while she recovered.
In May this year she gave birth to Ruben Miracle Holmes by caesarian section.