Braxton was born at 27 weeks at 2lbs 2 oz. He spent his first 146 days of life in the NICU. He was able to breath on his own but needed a little extra help initially requiring CPAP and then quickly weaned to nasal cannula. During his stay he had many complications but most significantly he developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). On January 12, 2016, he started having increased episodes of apneas, bradycardias, and desaturations. He quickly deteriorated and had to be placed on a ventilator. Blood work was taken to determine an infection, but an abdominal x-ray confirmed NEC. As a result, he had emergency surgery to remove a significant portion of his small and large intestine. The loss of all but 18cm of his intestine left him dependent on receiving nutrition by the intravenous route. After surgery, he remained on a ventilator, required multiple blood pressure medications and multiple blood product transfusions. He had a second surgery to reanastomosis (reconnect) his bowel on March 4. While hospitalized he was able to restart some enteral feeds but continued parenteral nutrition (through a vein) even after discharge. It was anticipated due to his limited GI tract that he would remain on parenteral nutrition for a prolonged period of time; however, at just 9 months old he defied the odds and began receiving his caloric needs by mouth or G-tube. His progress and survival is due to care from many different departments and staff including: neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses, pediatric surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pharmacists, dieticians, TCU physicians, social workers and medical residents to name a few. He truly epitomizes the fact that it takes a comprehensive team to care for patients with short bowel syndrome. Most infants with NEC and end up with short bowel syndrome have significant issues; however, Braxton is doing great and a true miracle!