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San Diego baby who "shouldn't be alive" fighting, thriving

Posted at 7:30 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 22:31:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The emotional parents of little Uriah are sharing the story of their "miracle" baby.

Kelly Godinez says doctors initially feared Uriah wouldn't survive the pregnancy.

Uriah was born with a rare genetic condition:  VACTERL Association, each letter stands for a serious birth defect.

Uriah's health problems include a hole in his heart, a malformed esophagus, severe kidney disease and the absence of a rectum, an often fatal grouping of defects.

After nearly 4 months, and 6 surgeries, Uriah is thriving.

Uriah celebrates his 4-month birthday July 4th and his parents are planning a little party at the hospital.

A Gofundme campaign has been set up to help with medical expenses.