Brave Harmony on home straight after successful operation

BRAVE Grafton girl Harmony Fielden is recovering in Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital after a successful operation to straighten her legs.

The five-year-old has a condition so rare doctors have been unable to classify it, and it's caused her legs to bow heavily.

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It is hoped the surgery last week will help her legs develop more normally as she grows.

Mum Samantha Fielden explained before the high-risk operation that Harmony's leg bones would be cut and wedged to help keep them straight.

She anxiously waited for seven-and-a-half hours for her daughter to come out of the operating theatre last Wednesday, but said she was doing well.

Harmony Fielden, 5 - plays in See Park.
Harmony Fielden, 5 - plays in See Park. Adam Hourigan

Harmony's legs are expected to remain in plaster casts for about six weeks, which will be followed by a lengthy recovery period.

It was Harmony's second major operation, having previously undergone surgery to correct her knee and hip joints, which required the placing of pins and plates.

The Daily Examiner has been there each step of the way of Harmony's journey since the day she was born on Australia Day in 2011. 
Harmony Rose Fielden was the first Australia Day baby to be born in Grafton Base Hospital this year, at 08:05. Pictured with Harmony is her family, Scott, Jayden and Samantha Fielden. Photo: JOJO NEWBY/The Daily Examiner
Harmony Rose Fielden was the first Australia Day baby to be born in Grafton Base Hospital this year, at 08:05. Pictured with Harmony is her family, Scott, Jayden and Samantha Fielden. Photo: JOJO NEWBY/The Daily Examiner JoJo Newby


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