TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — After surviving a heart attack brought on by a heart condition she had when she was born, doctors said Phoenix Da’Vine was not long for this world.
She proved those same doctors wrong, according to KBAK.
Phoenix Da’Vine is now 11 months old, approaching her first birthday after having her first heart attack when she was just five months old, KBAK reported.
Doctors told Phoenix’s mother, Monique, the baby’s brain had been deprived of oxygen, potentially lowering her quality of life and forcing her onto life support. When it came time to take her off the machines, doctors said Phoenix would have about six hours to live.
According to KBAK, Phoenix defied the odds, surviving minutes, hours and now months after being expected to die. She’s preparing to celebrate her first birthday now.
Phoenix requires round the clock medical care and will need two surgeries to continue to work toward recovery. Her family set up a GoFundMe to help offset those medical costs.