Premature Baby Was So Small She Was Just the Length of a Pen, Now She’s a Healthy 5-Year-Old

A 5-year-old girl who weighed less than a baby’s bottle at birth is now living a healthy, typical life, and is showing how important it is to fight for vulnerable premature babies.

Lily Cobbing and her twin sister, Summer, were born at just 27 weeks in June 2010 in Adelaide, Australia. Though both were premature, Lily was so underdeveloped that she weighed less than a pound at birth and was as long as a ball point pen, according to the Daily Mail.

Before the twins were born, their mother, Michelle Roberts-Cobbing, was receiving daily ultrasounds, but one day was surprised to hear her doctor say, “The babies were coming today.” Her doctors knew Lily was not doing well and a C-section needed to be performed, according to the report.

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