Baker Mitchell of Opp about to celebrate a milestone

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DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) Many call him a miracle and now he’s celebrating a milestone this month.

Baker Mitchell of Opp, Alabama was born May 13, 2008 at a Dothan hospital.

WTVY first brought you his story in 2014.

Baker was born with a condition called Myotubular Myopath. It’s a disorder found almost only in boys that affects the muscles.

Immediately after birth, Baker was intubated and flown to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.

After 6 months, 3 surgeries, a tracheotomy, feeding tube, ventilator support, and training on 8 machines to better his life, the Mitchell family was allowed to bring Baker home.

Initially, doctors gave Baker only a year to live. Now, he’s in the third grade and will turn nine years old this month.

Baker is an avid reader and loves superheroes, Star Wars, Chewbacca, and Disney.

If you would like to show Baker some birthday love, you can send a card to the following address:

Baker Mitchell
905 King Avenue
Opp, Alabama 36467

The Mitchell family is planning a trip to Disney World in the Fall to celebrate at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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