A baby from the state of Alabama in the United States was born at 21 weeks and one day, setting a new record holder as the youngest premature baby in the world, surpassing the previous holder by 24 hours.
Named Curtis, the baby and her twin sister were born on July 5, 2020, four months before the due date. The baby weighs less than a pound at birth.
Unfortunately, the little boy did not live and died the next day.
For his part, Curtis had to endure many hardships despite his young age. Placed on life support for almost three months. In all, he spent 275 days in hospital.
The baby finally returned home in April 2021 and was able to meet his three other siblings.
“Bringing him home at last and surprising my other children with their little brother is a moment I will always remember,” said Curtis’ mother, Michelle Butler.
Dr. Brian Sims, a neonatal physician at the University of Alabama, supervised the birth.
“I have been in this business for over 20 years, but I have never seen a baby as strong as Curtis. He has something special, ”he said.