The pictures have circled secular media for about a week now: a tiny baby dependent on oxygen smiling in front of a cake that is bigger than his 1-year-old head.
They tell the story of an infant who came into the world when his mother, Beth Hutchinson, was only 5 months pregnant.
The mother delivered her child and then was told the baby would not survive, the mood in the delivery room somber and tragic.
But this baby had a different story to tell, defying all odds and surviving in the Minneapolis hospital NICU unit.
On June 6, 2020, Baby Richard Scott William Hutchinson came into the world weighing 11 ounces, the smallest most premature baby on record in the world. His mother, Beth, was only 20 weeks pregnant. The tiny baby was given 0% chance of survival.
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