Due to complications, Kelley Benham and Tom French had their baby girl at just 23 weeks and 6 days, roughly halfway to full term. Doctors call this this the "gray zone," as it's right on the line of what's medically possible.
When tiny Juniper was born, she weighed in at just 1 pound, 4 ounces.
Her parents were told that there was an 80% chance she would either die or develop serious disabilities.
They almost lost her countless times in the hospital.
But she was a strong little critter and persevered!
What a little monkey!
She's socially far ahead of where she should be at her age and is doing wonderfully!
Juniper turns three this April. Although the odds weren't in her favor, she survived. The tiniest inspiration ever!
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