Mother of ‘cell phone baby’ gets support

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Adilynn Renee's mom asked for one thing. Prayers. She got prayers. A lot of them.

Adilynn has been in the hospital since she was born in June. She was born four months early and weighed less than a pound. She was about the size of a cell phone. Adilynn is now at Brenner Children's Hospital on life support so her mom asked strangers for their support.

In a matter of hours, Chelsea Gregory's Facebook account was full. Gregory has had friend requests and messages from all over the country.

"Here’s another message from Melissa on Facebook, she says 'Hey I know you don't know me at all as I live in New York and you live in North Carolina,'" said Gregory.

Gregory has gotten so many messages she says it's hard to keep up with them all. She's also gotten phone calls from strangers sending their prayers and stories. One woman from Charlotte called to tell her that she too was a mom of a premmie and she knew how Gregory felt.

Gregory got a one call that was heartbreaking. A man, a cancer patient, called to fill her in on his request. "He was praying to God to take his own life and let Adilynn stay and it broke my heart so bad because I'm thinking that is a brave man," said Gregory.

Gregory is touched and thankful. "The prayers are definitely working. Adilynn is a little bit better today than she was yesterday or the day before."

Adilynn is one of the smallest babies ever born at Forsyth Medical Center.

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