Doctors determined Russell had little chance of survival.
A micro preemie who was born at just 1 pound has defied the odds after doctors determined he had little chance of survival.
Russell Appold Jr. was treated at Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Louisiana after his mother went into labor at 22 weeks pregnant. Russell fought 133 days in the neonatal intensive care unit and finally arrived home Oct. 1.
“If it wasn’t for them and God, I don’t think he would be here,” mom Natasha Williams told “Good Morning America.” “They are so sweet and became our family. … We cried quite a bit when we had to say goodbye.”
Williams, now a mother of three, said when trying to have Russell she was pregnant three times, but none of the babies had