Boy With Less Than 1 Percent Survival Odds Breaks Record as World’s Most Premature Baby

A baby boy in Alabama who was born 132 days premature has beaten less than 1 percent survival odds to surpass his first birthday and earn an incredible Guinness World Records title: World’s Most Premature Baby. Curtis Zy-Keith Means came into the world in July 2020 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) weighing just 420 grams (0.9 lb). After a nine-month battle for life in the NICU, Curtis headed home on April 6, 2021, to more than hugs, cheers, and tearful farewells. Curtis’s mother, Michelle Butler—a 35-year-old Michigan native who’s lived in Alabama for 10 years, settling in Greene County, Eutaw, with her family—went into labor at 21 weeks and one day. It was the Fourth of July, and she wanted to be with her two older children, but contractions necessitated a trip to the emergency room. “My water broke on July 5,” Michelle told The Epoch Times. Premature twins …

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