A BARNSLEY woman who was so premature she was confirmed dead at birth is searching for the nurse who helped her survive.

Gillian Young was born on October 12, 1972 weighing just 1lb and 11oz.

She said: "I was confirmed dead...but I was a little fighter.

"I'm so lucky to be here and sharing this picture 43 years later.

"The nurse holding me is called Theresa and she is my Godmother - but I would love to trace the other nurse to say thankyou."

Gillian launched her campaign on World Prematurity Day on Tuesday.