Cally Simpson takes steps to recovery

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Four-year-old Cally Simpson, fondly known as Cally B, has come out of a coma and is recovering in Ninewells Hospital.

Cally was pulled unconscious from a swimming pool in the Spanish resort of Salou in June, when on holiday with her father, Steven Simpson.

She was rushed to a children’s hospital in Barcelona and placed in an induced coma.

The brave Arbroath tot defied the predictions of doctors by making positive progress in Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Kids.

After moving to Ninewells, Cally has been making gradual progress everyday and has recently been brought out of a coma.

Mum, Kate Miller and Dad, Steven, keep well wishers, friends and family updated with Cally’s news on Facebook page ‘Saving Cally Simpson’.

They said: “We are so happy about Cally’s progress. She is even going to be starting nursery at Kingscross soon. We are going to visit it at the end of the month to see how it all is and hopefully after that Cally will be going there from the hospital a few times a week.”

The specialist nursery at the Armitstead Child Development Centre at Kingcross Hospital in Dundee will give Cally added help on her road to recovery.

Since the news of Cally’s accident reached her hometown, the community have rallied to support the family in their time of need with fundraising initiatives including ‘Cally Day’ organised by family friend Nikki Webster.

Kelly Miller, Cally’s auntie, also hosted an event - an evening of mediumship which raised £1,283.20.