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Tiniest Baby Celebrates First Birthday
ABC News ^ | September 20, 2005 | ABC/AP

Posted on 09/20/2005 10:34:51 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

MAYWOOD, Ill. Sep 20, 2005 — A baby born weighing less than a soda can and believed to be the smallest baby ever to survive has celebrated her first birthday.

Rumaisa Rahman, who weighed just 8.6 ounces at birth and was less than 10 inches long, turned a year old on Monday. She now weighs 13 pounds and is 24 inches tall.

Loyola University Medical Center, the suburban Chicago hospital where the girl received treatment until she was discharged in February, hosted a birthday party for Rumaisa and her fraternal twin sister, Hiba.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: baby; children; happybirthday; infant; preemies; prolife
And I'll bet they told the parents that the baby would never make it.

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1 posted on 09/20/2005 10:34:55 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger
How wonderful. I bet her parents are overjoyed.

Thanks for posting this. I love to read positive stories like this.

2 posted on 09/20/2005 10:41:00 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: DaveLoneRanger

What a lovely story! I know her family must be thrilled that she survived!


3 posted on 09/20/2005 10:44:08 AM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: MotleyGirl70

Does anyone have a "Good News" ping list, I wonder? I've often thought about a "good news" ping list, or even a website.


4 posted on 09/20/2005 10:44:11 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As long as liberalism and I exist, neither one of us is safe.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Happy Birthday Rumaisa!!!


5 posted on 09/20/2005 10:44:55 AM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done good more for our country than anyone will know. He's a man of honor.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Unfortunately,low birth weight babies tend to have serious
health problems through their lives.The lower the birth weight,the more serious (and numerous) the problems.
6 posted on 09/20/2005 10:47:01 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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7 posted on 09/20/2005 10:51:40 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Amazing story.

Here's another "tiny babies" story that was sent to me.
There are 5 pages of pictures. The last picture is very telling.

http://community-2.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM/


8 posted on 09/20/2005 11:08:00 AM PDT by serpentineshel
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To: serpentineshel

Good friends of ours had a little girl born at 24 weeks. When she was born, she was 13 inches long and wasn't much heavier than this one. She spent many many months in the hospital.

Today, she is a vibrant, beautiful little girl with almost no problems at all. She just turned 4 in August. She is performing right at the same levels, academically, as "normal" kids her age and she plays with a full nursery of little boys in our church each week. (she is one of only 3-5 little girls in a nursery of over 20!)

Hard to imagine that you can abort a baby older than she was when born.


9 posted on 09/20/2005 11:30:39 AM PDT by Littlejon
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To: Littlejon

It is amazing to me that people can abort babies that can easily live even though they are that small.

It isn't unusual anymore for very premature babies to be completely healthy.


10 posted on 09/20/2005 11:38:21 AM PDT by serpentineshel
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To: Gay State Conservative

"I feel very optimistic that I don't think that either of them will have any significant handicaps," said Dr. Jonathan Muraskas."

This baby's outlook is good.


11 posted on 09/20/2005 11:40:20 AM PDT by Jessarah
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To: serpentineshel
Lovely page! I love humming birds!

Do you know why they hum?
Highlight for the answer...

BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW THE WORDS!!! LOL!
12 posted on 09/20/2005 2:58:04 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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