Rare Diseases

Phenix City family calls baby’s recovery from rare disease ‘nothing short of a miracle’

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PHENIX CITY, Ala. – A Phenix City couple is grateful, nearly five weeks after almost losing their baby girl to a rare form of a potentially deadly disease. Ellie Cotton contracted bacterial meningitis more than one month ago after swimming in a saltwater pool. She went to Midtown Medical Center. Doctors there decided to airlift the baby to a hospital in Birmingham.

Ellie Cotton's parents say her rapid recovery after contracting a potentially deadly disease is nothing short of a miracle.
Ellie Cotton’s parents say her rapid recovery after contracting a potentially deadly disease is nothing short of a miracle.

“What happened is something I wouldn’t wish even on my worst enemy’s child,” Ellie’s father Cameron Cotton said. “Because it’s nothing like seeing your baby in the hospital having a seizure, and there’s nothing you…