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Baby beat the odds, family celebrates in March for Babies

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Henry Greske of Bolingbrook was born just shy of 27 weeks gestation. He's now an active 13-month-old.

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Kristin Greske's water broke when she was just 23 weeks pregnant. After more than three weeks on bed rest, she gave birth to Henry. Thanks to care pioneered by March of Dimes, she says, Henry came home after 15 weeks in the hospital with none of the complications doctors watched for.

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Henry Greske was just more than 2 pounds and 13 inches when he was born just shy of 27 weeks gestation.

Courtesy of the Greske family

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At 23 weeks pregnant, Kristin Greske of Bolingbrook started feeling back pain and she and her husband rushed to the hospital. The doctors told them they most likely would have the baby that day. "At 23 weeks, we were told the chances of survival were very small. That is something no parent or family should ever have to hear," she said.
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    • Henry Greske of Bolingbrook was born just shy of 27 weeks gestation. He’s now an active 13-month-old.
    • Kristin Greske’s water broke when she was just 23 weeks pregnant. After more than three weeks on bed rest, she gave birth to Henry. Thanks to care pioneered by March of Dimes, she says, Henry came home after 15 weeks in the hospital with none of the complications doctors watched for.
    • Henry Greske was just more than 2 pounds and 13 inches when he was born just shy of 27 weeks gestation.
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