Armani Milby, a nine-month-old baby from Kentucky, has been nicknamed “Baby Hulk” or “Mini Hulk” because of her rare birth defect, lymphangioma. Lymphangioma causes benign growths in the lymph vessels, which can cause problems with breathing and vision.
Despite her condition, Armani is a thriving baby. She has undergone several surgeries to remove the growths, and she will need more surgeries in the future. However, she is a happy and healthy baby who loves to play and explore.
Armani’s mother, Chelsey Milby, was told by doctors that her unborn baby wouldn’t live, but she gave birth to Armani via emergency C-section at 33 weeks. Armani’s arms were swollen from the lymphangioma, but she was otherwise healthy.
“It’s a very magical story,” Chelsey Milby told Caters News Agency. “She’s a fighter, and she’s taught me so much about strength and resilience.”
Armani’s story has inspired people all over the world. She is a reminder that even in the face of adversity, it is possible to overcome challenges and thrive.
Armani’s Story a Reminder of Importance of Research into Rare Diseases
Armani’s story is also a reminder of the importance of research into rare diseases. The more we learn about lymphangioma and other rare diseases, the better equipped we will be to develop effective treatments and cures.
Armani’s family is working to raise awareness of lymphangioma and to fund research into the condition. They have created a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of Armani’s medical care and to support research into lymphangioma.
Armani’s story is a reminder that even the smallest and most vulnerable among us can be incredibly strong and resilient. She is an inspiration to us all.