Premature Baby With 2% Survival Chance Is Given ‘Graduation Party’ Discharge By Hospital

A premature baby who had literally no chance of survival, was given a grand celebration party at the hospital when he was born.

The baby Cullen Porter was born at 22 weeks and weighed just 13.9 ounces after spending 160 days in the hospital.

For the party, the staff at the hospital dressed him up in a cap saying “graduates” and a gown from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) located in Mobile, Alabama.

It was indeed a cause of celebration for the parents and the staff at the hospital because Cullen had a 2% chance of survival but the parents went to the University of South Alabama Hospital determined to get the best treatment for their son.

They had to commute for 160 days from their home in Florida to Alabama every day.

Thankfully now Cullen weighs a healthy 5 pounds and 11 ounces and has been released from the hospital.

Verse of the Day

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)

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