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10 Incredible Stories of Miracle Babies That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity
Jaxon Strong came into the world with half of his brain and skull missing, and was diagnosed with microhydranencephaly, a rare developmental abnormality that affects the brain. The doctors predicted that he only had days to live, but his hopeful parents, Brittany and Brandon, refused to give up. This fall, thanks to persistent doctors, he was able to celebrate his first birthday and is getting stronger each day. "It is always in the back of my mind. I'm very aware that today may be his last day. I'm aware tomorrow he may not be here," Brittany shared. But she says she feels blessed by the support she's been given and knows Jaxon will keep fighting, no matter what.
Read Jaxon's entire story here.
After being born 14 weeks early at a mere two pounds, two ounces, Noah's chances at surviving were slim. He was quickly placed inside a sandwich bag to keep his tiny body warm, and was taken to the special care unit where he underwent a series of procedures to fix his thumbnail-size heart. Surprisingly, within six months of heart surgery, Noah was able to breathe on his own without an oxygen ventilator. He is now a healthy one-year-old living at home with his older sister, mom, and dad.
Read Noah's entire story here.
Although 28-year-old Katalina Martin was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and told she could never get pregnant, she learned she was having non-identical quadruplets, which happens in about one out of every 700,000 pregnancies. "I just burst into tears. I didn't take it at first," Katalina said, reflecting on her initial sonogram. Now her sons and daughters are safely at home with her and their father, Matthew Davies. Even though they were each born weighing only two or three pounds each, they have since grown into perfectly healthy infants.
Read the Davies' entire story here.
While pregnant, Erika Jones was told that her daughter would have Down syndrome and be born with a fatal brain tumor. The family planned a funeral for her after doctors told them she had little chance of surviving. Thankfully, though, Dr. Alan Cohen from Boston Children's Hospital was able to remove the entire brain tumor after little Abigail was born. Three days later, she was released from the hospital and able to head home with her family.
Read Abigail's entire story here.
When Eli Thompson was born in May 2015, he was diagnosed with complete congenital arhinia, an extremely rare and life-threatening condition that left him without nasal passages or sinus cavities. Depsite undergoing many birth complications, Eli is now safely at home—though, he will most likely be in and out of the hospital for his entire life. Still, parents Brandi and Troy couldn't be happier to have a new baby boy in their lives. "We think he's perfect the way he is," Brandi said. "Until the day he wants to have a nose, we don't want to touch him. We have to take it day by day."
Read Eli's entire story here.
For Jude Peter's family, his one-year-old birthday celebration was extremely special. After being born with Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata (RCDP) disease, a rare developmental brain disorder with no known cure, doctors warned the family that he likely wouldn't make it. But so far, he has. Darla Collins, Jude's grandmother, calls her grandson a little warrior—and he even has the shirt to prove it.
Read Jude's entire story here.
When mom-to-be Karen was told that her child would have Down syndrome and hydrops fetalis, a condition that causes the body to swell with fluid, it was implied that her son would be a stillborn. To keep her spirits up, Karen and her husband, Brian, would sing "This Little Light of Mine" to their baby while she was pregnant. When her son, Renner, was born with failed lungs and kidneys, doctors were certain he would die within a few days. That's when Karen requested to bring a rocking chair into the hospital to lull him to sleep. Miraculously, after Karen sang to her son, Renner began to gradually get better. Months later, Renner is now at home with his brother and sister.
Read Renner's entire story here.
When Sarah Rodriguez gave birth to her son, Milo, it was bittersweet. While she was overjoyed to have finally conceived after five years of struggling with infertility, the miracle was overshadowed by the death of her husband, Joel, from kidney cancer. In November 2015, Joel's dying wish to have a baby girl came true when Sarah delivered Ellis. Unfortunately, Ellis's health deteriorated two weeks after she was born and doctors told her she would most likely pass away due to brain damage. But when Sarah held her frail baby, Ellis began to breathe normally and started to get better. Now, she's a happy and energetic three-year-old. And to honor her late husband, Sarah dedicates most of her time doing random acts of kindness for strangers.
Read Ellis's entire story here.
Two years ago, Glenda Budworth, who had been recovering from cancer, learned that it was very unlikely she would be able to have children naturally. While walking home after receiving the upsetting news, Glenda and her husband, Adam, were struck by a tree and became trapped helplessly underneath the branches. A year later, Glenda and Adam's luck changed drastically when they discovered Glenda was pregnant. Looking back, they wouldn't have asked for their lives to turn out any different. "Having Dolly-Rae is a miracle in itself," she says. "Everything we have been through—the cancer, broken backs—were just stepping stones to get to where we are now."
Read Dolly Rae's entire story here.
Trevor Frolek weighed only one pound, six ounces when he was brought into the world at 23 weeks. Because he was almost four months premature, his dad, Bo, could fit his wedding ring around his tiny foot. But thanks to the help of dedicated nurses and doctors, Trevor slowly began to grow and become healthier. Exactly 345 days later, he was finally able to go home and start his new life with mom and dad.
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