– Emilia Grabarczyk measured only 22 cm and weighed only 226 grams and is believed to be the world’s lightest toddler
– Doctors in Germany treating her have labelled her 'the little fighter’
Emilia was born her entire foot was the size of a fingernail and she weighed no more than a bell pepper.
She was supposed to die due to prognoses, but managed astonished everyone and is still thriving.
Dr Bahman Gharavi, head of children and youth clinic at St Mary's hospital in Germany, said Emilia's survival was miraculous: “Even children with a birth weight of 14 ounces rarely survive. We have to thank Emilia as well for her own survival.
“'For more than six months, it was unclear whether she would survive. Only in recent weeks she is getting more robust.”
So that’s why they call her “the little fighter”.
Proud mother Mrs Grabarczyk said: “There were many difficult days and many tears, but she clearly wanted to survive.”
Emilia now weighs in at almost 3,5 kg – a healthy weight for a newborn.
The previous record is thought to be held by Rumaisa Rahman, who was born in the Loyola University Medical Centre in of Chicago when her mother was 25 weeks pregnant. She weighed about 300g.