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A 'miracle' baby who beat the odds
Reversed vasectomy, difficult pregnancy overcome to produce healthy girl
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Malaya Allison holds her sister Ella Grace Carter's hand Tuesday at their home in Alto. The Carter family dealt with several obstacles in trying to have a child together. Tommy Carter had to have a vasectomy reversed, and Cathy Carter had complications with a previous pregnancy before Ella Grace was born. - photo by David Barnes
Tommy Carter meticulously counted every one of his newborn daughter’s fingers and toes, amazed they were all there. The baby Tommy and wife Cathy were told wouldn’t survive to full term had just entered the world, and he needed to inspect her for himself. Even in the five weeks since Ella Grace Carter’s birth at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, her parents still find themselves worrying about the health of their child.