He weighed less than a loaf of bread at birth – now Curtis has set the record of being the world’s smallest baby to survive

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At birth, Curtis weighed just 420g. Now he’s the world’s most premature baby to survive. (PHOTO: Andrea Mabry/ UAB/ Guinness World Records)
At birth, Curtis weighed just 420g. Now he’s the world’s most premature baby to survive. (PHOTO: Andrea Mabry/ UAB/ Guinness World Records)

The odds were heavily stacked against him. He was born at just 21 weeks and a day and weighed only 420g – less than a loaf of bread. 

Doctors didn’t think he’d survive and his mother was told to prepare for the worst. But now, more than a year later, Curtis Zy-Keith Means has surprised and delighted them all – and stamped his tiny footprint in the history books too.

The little boy is the holder of the Guinness World Record for being the most premature baby to survive. Michelle Butler is overjoyed by the strides her son has made. “I’m very proud of him because I can tell the difference from where he came from and where he’s at now,” she says.

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