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Alabama infant 'graduates' from NICU in tiny cap and gown

Posted: 4:48 PM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 17:54:06-04

He can’t walk yet, but one infant in Alabama is enjoying his “graduation day.”

The neonatal intensive care unit at the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital held a graduation ceremony for Cullen Potter, who was born at 22 weeks and two days, weighing less than 14 ounces. 

His parents say they were told he had a two percent chance of survival and would be disabled for life if he did live. 

Now he weighs 5 pounds, 11 ounces and has been discharged from the hospital. 

Before he left, his nurse carried the infant through the hallway to celebrate his big day. 

Cullen’s mom, Molli, bought Cullen’s cap and gown at a Build-A-Bear Store.