SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – There's a celebration at a local hospital Tuesday, where a baby has beaten all odds.
Weighing a little more than one pound at birth, Isabella Stanley is the youngest baby born at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Diego to survive and go home.
It's the day Isabella's parents weren't sure their precious daughter would ever get to enjoy, but to know why her journey home is so special, you have to see how far she's come.
Isabella was born on October 3, 2013, weighing just 1 pound, 2 ounces, barely bigger than her mother's hand. Her, tiny, underdeveloped lungs fought to keep her alive. Doctors warned her parents that her chances of surviving were bleak.
"One percent chance of survival," her mother said.
"There's definitely a lot of days where Isabella was right on the edge. There were many times when I didn't think she would survive," Kaiser Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Dr. Matt Sebald said.