- Richard Scott William was born prematurely and beat all the odds to make it to his first birthday
- Little Richard was born 131 days earlier than his due date, weighing 337 grams
- He went ahead to earn an entry into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most premature baby
Richard Scott William Hutchinson was born five months prematurely, so young that he was given zero chances of survival.
The lucky baby recently celebrated his first birthday surrounded by family members, as reported by CNN.
Richard's delivery was forced after his mother Beth Hutchinson went into a medical emergency that led to premature labour.
After staying for six months in the nursery at the Children's Minnesota hospital in Minneapolis, the little one was deemed fit enough for discharge.
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"I remember picking him up out of his crib and just holding him with tears in my eyes," Kern relived the memorable day Richard was discharged from the hospital.
Born at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was impossible for Richard's parents to spend nights with him at the hospital, so they were forced to travel daily from St Croix County to Minneapolis.
Richard was delivered 131 days prior to the expected due date and weighed a mere 337 grams, less than half a kilogram.
According to the parents, the little one's skin was so translucent that every rib and vessel in his body was visible.
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