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Rockford boy takes 'miracle' survival story nationwide for March of Dimes
Thursday, April 2, 2015 11:51 PM EDT
ROCKFORD (WREX) -
When Elijah Jackson was born nearly 13 years ago at Rockford Memorial Hospital, he weighed just one pound.
Jackson was born 15 weeks too early. Doctors gave him a 10-percent chance to survive.
Jackson spend the next seven months of his life in the NICU at the hospital.
He beat the odds and today is taking his story across the country as the National Ambassador for the March of Dimes.
His mother is very proud of him.
"We didn't know day to day if he would wake up the next morning or not, but thanks to all of the doctors and the medication he's here. He's my miracle," said Elise Jackson>
Elijah's parents have been March of Dimes volunteers for the past ten years.
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