TRENTON, Mich (FOX 2) - Abel Pressley came into this world fighting to stay alive.
“Very beginning it was heart wrenching for all of us,” Patty Cross said Abel’s grandmother.
Now he's 7 months old, however Abel was born 6 weeks premature weighing just over 3 pounds.
Abel was diagnosed with health problems when he was still in his mother’s womb.
After recently undergoing hernia surgery, Abel is now getting ready for another surgery to close a hole in his heart.
“We just go day by day, otherwise he’s happy, you wouldn’t know it,” Cross said.
Faced with mounting medical bills Abel’s family organized a fundraising event bowling for baby Abel.
The event is tonight at 8:30 p.m. at 10 Pins in Trenton.
The community is doing all they can to rally around little Abel.
“We have hunting baskets, Michigan basket, garden baskets,” she said.
All the gift baskets were donated; one came as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“I’m speechless some days,” Cross said.
Family members are doing their best to stay strong for baby Abel.
“We get no choice; you don’t know how strong you are until you literally have no choice.”