The birth of Kobi-Jai was marked by uncertainty and adversity. Born prematurely in a Bridgend hospital following a difficult delivery, he was transferred promptly to a neonatal intensive care unit.
A series of complications, including a significant cavity in his heart and a flaccid larynx, rendered ventilation and a feeding tube part of his early existence.
His condition was shrouded in mystery by the bruisings around his eyes, which remained closed for some time.
After being moved to Singleton Hospital, Kobi-Jai’s journey took an unexpected turn. Evidently, the development of his eyes had not followed the sal course, and he was registered as blind.