NBA Star Shares Emotional Moment He Held His Preemie For The First Time
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In January, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel “Shirley” Harris Smith, shared some difficult news about their family. The couple welcomed their baby daughter, Dakota, five months early.
Since then, Dakota has been fighting to survive in the NICU. On Tuesday, J.R. posted a photo of one milestone moment on Instagram.
Today is one of the greatest days of my life. Today I get to hold my youngest for the first time! GOD is GREAT! #DakotaStrong A photo posted by JR Smith (@teamswish) on Feb 6, 2017 at 9:10am PST
“Today is one of the greatest days of my life,” he wrote in the caption. “Today I get to hold my youngest for the first time! GOD is GREAT! #DakotaStrong”
The Smiths have been documenting Dakota’s time in the NICU on social media. When Dakota was just over a week old, J.R. posted a photo of his older daughter Demi gazing at her baby sister in an incubator.
My loves... #KotaBear #SlimDem A photo posted by
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