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Miracle ETX baby celebrates first birthday

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GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Thursday marks a very special day for an East Texas family whose "little miracle" has been beating the odds since the day she was born.

April 10, 2014, was baby Ella's first birthday. We introduced you to Ella one year ago when she was just five days old. Doctors encouraged Ella's parents, Samantha and JD Sheridan, to either abort the baby or prepare for her funeral because Ella wasn't expected to live after birth.

However, Ella's parents never gave up on her. She was born with part of her brain outside of her skull and had to have surgery. Ella's mom tells us Ella was recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but she is doing at-home therapy and is as happy and content as ever.

Ella's family will throw a big birthday bash for her later this month.

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