Life Wins: Baby Born at 21 Weeks Survives, Setting Record

Life Wins: Baby Born at 21 Weeks Survives, Setting Record

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

Curtis Means, a baby boy from Alabama born on July 5, 2020, is a living example of this truth.

Delivered at only 21 weeks, Curtis was in the neonatal ICU for 275 days at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, and was finally released on April 6, 2021.

On Monday, exactly one year after what would have been his regular due date, it was confirmed by Guinness World Records that Curtis is officially the most premature baby to survive.

His certificate reads:

Guinness World Records – The most premature baby to survive is Curtis Zy-Keith Means (U.S.A.) who was born to Michelle Butler on 5 July 2020 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital in Alabama, U.S.A. at a gestational age of 21 weeks 1 day or 148 days, making him 132 days premature.

This heartwarming story poignantly demonstrates the value of all human life, no matter how small or frail someone might be.

According to Guinness World Records’ article:

His original due date had been 11 November. A full-term pregnancy is typically 40 weeks, or 280 days, making Curtis 132 days – almost 19 weeks – premature.

As a newborn, Curtis weighed only 420 g (14.8 oz), which is about the same as a soccer ball.

“The medical staff told me that they don’t normally keep babies at that age,” Chelly told Guinness World Records in an exclusive interview. “It was very stressful.”

To everyone’s amazement, Curtis responded extraordinarily well to treatment and, as the days and weeks went on, he grew stronger and stronger.

That said, there were many challenges along the way and he required around-the-clock care for many months.

After 275 days (about nine months) of being looked after by a huge team at the RNICU and the wider Women and Infants Center, it was determined that Curtis was fit enough to go home on 6 April 2021.

Curtis, or “Poodie” as his family also call him, celebrated his first birthday on 5 July 2021. At this point he qualified as the most premature baby to survive.

Murderous abortion ghouls would say that babies like Curtis are not actually people, and that it’s completely fine to butcher them and crush their skulls in the womb.

Thankfully, Curtis was surrounded by people who actually cared and went to great lengths to give him a chance at life.

May all babies one day have that same chance!

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm 139:14-16).


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