Boy Born At 21 Weeks Is World’s Most Premature Infant To Survive

A boy who weighed just 15 ounces (425 gms) at birth has been named by Guinness World Records as the world’s most premature infant to survive.


Curtis Means, of Alabama, was born on July 5, 2020, when his mom, Michelle Butler, went into labor just 21 weeks into her pregnancy and gave birth to twins.

Curtis’s sister, C’Asya, died one day after birth, but Curtis survived while being cared for in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Women and Infants Center.


Bulter said she remembers praying that one of her twin new borns would survive the premature delivery.

“My prayers have been answered,” Butler told “Good Morning America.”


“I gave God my little girl and he let me continue to be the mother to Curtis.” Curtis, who was born 132 days premature, was so delicate at birth that Butler said she had to wait four weeks after giving birth to hold her son.


At the time, he could fit in palm of her hand.

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