A 15-pound miracle baby born in New York

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New York miracle baby

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The biggest baby on record in an Elmira, New York hospital was born this week to parents who thought they would never have a child of their own. 

Joi Buckley, from Corning, gave birth this week to her 15-pound miracle baby girl – Harper Buckley (Weight: 15lbs, 5oz – Length: 23 1/4 inches).  

It wasn’t always such a happy story.

Just a few years ago, Joi and her husband were told by doctors they had less than a 15 percent chance of becoming pregnant. After trying for about seven years, the Buckleys decided they would adopt instead. 

It was in May of 2016 when their first miracle happened. Joi found out she was pregnant, later giving birth to an 11-pound baby boy.

Less than two years later, they received an even bigger surprise. The Buckleys’ second child, a baby girl, was born at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Tuesday.

Baby Harper was taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to have her sugar and oxygen levels monitored. 

Joi and her husband hope their story will give hope to other couples struggling with infertility. 

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