After spending 160 days in the neonatal intensive care unit, little Cullen Porter was finally discharged from the University of Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital. The five-month-old fighter was born at 22 weeks and has spent his whole life in the NICU, so when it was time for the baby boy to go, he got a full “graduation” ceremony, complete with a tiny cap and gown.
Cullen is still so small, weighing in at almost six pounds, that his mom, Molli, bought the cap and gown at a Build-A-Bear store. And dad confesses the cap was still a little big. A nurse carried him through the hospital hallway as graduation music played, giving him a proper send-off.
"We're relieved to have everybody home together," says Cullen’s father, Robert. "With everything that could have happened, he is here and thriving."
Source: ABC News