In a story that is sure to bring a tear to your eye, little Emilia Grabarczyk, who was just 8 ounces when she was born at 25 weeks, is now 9-months-old and she is growing stronger every day, reports The Telegraph.
Believed to be the smallest baby to ever survive a premature birth, Emilia measured just 22 centimeters when she was born by caesarean section at a hospital in western Germany, and while her whole life has been a battle for survival, doctors say her condition is improving.
"There were many difficult days and many tears, but she clearly wanted to survive," said her mother, Sabine. who was forced to deliver her baby earlier as the placenta was not providing enough nourishment.
"Even children with a birth weight of 14 ounces (400g) rarely survive,” said Dr Bahman Gharavi, Head of Children and Youth Clinic at the hospital where she was born according to The Mirror.
“We have to thank Emilia as well for her own survival," he said. "She is a little fighter."