Tacoma Baby Born With Tumor Given 1 Percent Chance of Survival. Today, He’s a Bouncing, Healthy Boy
The tale of Oliver Harrington has a happy ending. It’s a story about a child born premature with virtually no hope of survival. “He was severely, critically ill,” said Dr. Robert DiGeronimo, medical director of Seattle Children’s NICU. “Our thought at the time, given how sick he was, he probably had a less than 10 percent chance of surviving.” Oliver was born with a huge tumor in his lungs. He was also born a fighter. Today, Oliver is thriving.
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