When Dylan Franklin was born three months early, he was so tiny, he only weighed 13-ounces - that’s the size of a mango! So doctors didn’t expect the preemie to live through the night. But even though little Dylan’s prognosis was grim, he has defied the odds and continued to thrive.
Now Dylan weighs 14 pounds and just celebrated his first birthday! It’s a milestone doctors never expected him to hit, which makes it even more special. He’s a healthy little guy, but doctors have warned his parents that he may face developmental delays in the future. But after the progress this miracle baby has made, his family is hopeful for a bright future.
“Every day he amazes us,” Dylan’s proud father, Dedrick Franklin says. “As long as he’s fighting, I need to keep on fighting right along with him.”