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RAYAH'S STORY

Kimball Baby Nears First Birthday Against All Odds

At 3 pounds, 13 ounces, the tiny newborn Rayah Dye was sent home from a Denver hospital on hospice. Rayah's mom, Tiffani, said the medical personnel repeatedly told her and her husband that Rayah "would never live" and therefore "we were not prepared to bring her home at all."

They had no car seat, no clothes for the baby, no diapers, not even a blanket. Tiffani admits that emotionally "they had completely detached themselves from her," but that wouldn't last.

Hospice wasn't a total surprise to her parents, Tiffani and Broc Dye from Kimball, because even before she was born they were told they...