She was born at 23 weeks and six days, a period dubbed by the doctors as “the gray zone.” Kelley Benham and her husband, Tom French, had relied on technology through fertility treatments to have her. They named her Juniper and she weighed but one pound and four ounces. Born so prematurely, Juniper was given very low chances of survival and, it would be with a myriad of disabilities if she did make it: blindness, intestinal problems, cerebral palsy, and possibly much more. Produced by David Terry Fine and previously told by Radiolab, this short documentary is the story of a strong spirit in a tiny body and impossible decisions influenced by technological capabilities.
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