A baby born weighing less than a pound has beaten the odds and celebrated his first birthday, becoming the most premature baby to survive, according to Guinness World Records.
When Richard Scott William Hutchinson was born five months prematurely — recognized by Guinness as the world’s most premature baby — his doctors prepared his parents for the worst.
Richard was born at Children’s Minnesota hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after his mother, Beth Hutchinson, suffered medical complications that caused her to go into labor.
What a story! This little dude was given 0% of surviving after being born 5 months prematurely.
He just celebrated his first birthday. https://t.co/eUPzzx1DTh
— Steve Gustafson (@stevethegoose) June 20, 2021