An infant taken off life support four months ago and not expected to live, is set to celebrate her first birthday.
Monique Goldring took her daughter Phoenix Da'Vine, who suffers from a heart defect, off life support in May -- but the infant survived, WJLA reported.
"From that point on, she just continued to thrive," Goldring told CNN.
Phoenix still faces challenges because of her condition. The family started a GoFundMe to help pay for medical costs.
Phoenix celebrates her birthday Aug. 25. Her mother is planning to have face painting and cake with family and friends.
"I'm just elated," Goldring said. "I don't know what the future is, but I'm excited for what's to come."
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