Internet users were touched after a mom shared pictures of her premature baby and his incredible transformation months later.
A Nebraska woman, known only as EasyED, shared pictures of her son Myles, who was born 3 months prematurely at only 3 lbs and 1 oz. She posted the photos to Imgur.
“We thought we were going to lose him because he was so early and his organs didn’t have enough time to develop,” the woman wrote.
The original photo was taken on September 25, 2014.
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After 71 days in the neonatal intensive care unit, Myles was ready to go home. Sixth months following his birth, Myles gained 12 pounds and his mother took another shot. The second photo was taken on March 25, 2015.
The second photo shows Myles as a chubby young boy.
“He has been diagnosed with croup, pertussis and now C. difficile diarrhea in his short time on this earth,” the woman wrote. “But, you would never know it, he’s such a sweet baby boy, tough as nails, and a lady killer.”
Internet users have reacted with positive feedback. Many have shared similar stories in solidarity.
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According to the March of Dimes, one in nine babies in the United States are born prematurely.
Sources: Lift Bump, Imgur / Photo Credit: Imgur