Nowadays, there's quite the rigmarole that new parents go through when they're about to have a baby. But all of those appointments and screenings are conducted to ensure that there as few surprises as possible when that little one is born.
Because as unfair as it is when children must already deal with a life-threatening condition before they've even started living, their best chance at making it through is to give doctors an idea of what to expect before they're in the trenches.
But as dire as some prognoses can be, it becomes a little easier to shore up some hope when we hear of the multiple stories that have seen babies overcome seemingly impossible odds and survive to see their loving families.
After all, it wasn't so long ago that even premature babies had half the chance to survive that they do now.
And while one family had prepared for the worst before their daughter was born, the strength she's shown in fighting a frightening condition is now giving them hope for the future.