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Harry and Harley the UK’s most premature twins leave QMC for home

After almost 5 months in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at QMC, Harley Crane has joined her twin brother Harry, by going home.

Harry and Harley were born at 22 weeks and five days, making them the youngest premature twins in the UK.

Described as ‘Mr Chill’, Harry left hospital on Sunday 6 March, closely followed just over a week later by Harley, fondly described as feisty, on Monday 14 March.

Leaving the unit together as four, Dad Steve punched the air in celebration, thanking staff for all they’ve done.

The pair weighed 500 grams each, and were the size of a Mars bar, when they arrived.

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Their due date was February 24 2022.

Jade describes the last 4 months as a long, daunting journey and admits there were times when she didn’t think they’d make it home.

During International Women’s Week, Jade revealed that little Harley might have a future in medicine:

“Harley is the strongest and most determined girl I know. She has shown amazing strength in overcoming all the medical challenges thrown her way (and there have been lots!). I believe she will go on to do incredible things in the world of medicine.”

Parents Jade and Steve have gone through 11 years of fertility treatment and their little miracles have fought so hard despite all odds.

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