Born in Longview, a Gilmer 10-month-old infant fights for his life with every breath he takes at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Baby Carter was born premature a full twelve weeks early and shortly after birth developed an inguinal hernia which required an operation in the NICU because he was just too unstable to transfer to a operating room.

Carter's mom, Brittney Heard, says her son has already met many challenges in life and has undergone several surgeries, blood transfusions and has contracted pneumonia and a bone infection among other things.

KLTV 7's Summer Dashe spoke with the Carter's mom about a video she posted on a support page for baby Carter than has since gone viral.

You may follow along with Carter's story though his Facebook page. To help the family with their medical expenses, visit their GoFundMe page.