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The world's smallest baby has [leaving / left] hospital after 13 months. Baby Kwek Yu Xuan weighed just 212 grams when she was [birth / born] at the Singapore National University Hospital on June the 9th 2020. She was born prematurely at around 25 weeks. This is a [lot / loads] earlier than the standard 40 weeks. She [measurement / measured] just 24 centimeters. When she was born, doctors [gave / giving] her a "limited chance [of / to] survival". She [spent / spends] over a year in hospital. Expert baby doctors did everything they could [to / for] keep Yu Xuan alive. Her doctors said: "We are happy for the little fighter and her family, and [proud / pride] of the care provided by our team. Our best wishes to little Yu Xuan as she continues to grow, thrive and beat the [evens / odds] every day."

Yu Xuan's mother thanked hospital staff [for / to] keeping her daughter alive. She gave birth to Yu Xuan [early / fast] because she had dangerously high blood [pressuring / pressure] . She said: "We are very grateful to the doctors and nurses of the hospital neonatal intensive care unit team for the [attention / attentive] and wonderful medical care and treatment of Yu Xuan." There is a long journey [ahead / heading] for Yu Xuan as she recovers. She has a serious lung disease and other medical [problems / problematic] . She has a special machine [in / at] home to help her breathe. Her doctors said she would slowly get [better / best] with time. They added: "She has [inspiration / inspired] people around her with her perseverance." They [naming / called] her "an extraordinary 'Covid-19' baby" and "a ray of [hope / hopeful] ".

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