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Miracle baby meets doctors who saved his life

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Urias Sheriff with his happy mom and dad. (KTEN) Urias Sheriff with his happy mom and dad. (KTEN)

DURANT, Okla. -- We told you back in October about a miracle baby who beat all odds: surviving through a traumatic delivery.

Baby Urias touched hearts all over the world since the story aired and now in an exclusive interview we finally get to hear from the amazing doctors who didn't give up.

"I can’t explain why, I wish I could, but it did not seem right to quit," said Doctor Kinion Whittington, OBGYN at Alliance Health.

For baby Urias his life began, fighting to survive. Thankfully he had an army by his side.

"It was terrifying; it was definitely the scariest time I've had in my career," said Registered Nurse Missy Chaffin.

On August 31, Jacob and Hannah Sheriff walked into the Alliance Women's Center, planning to give birth.

"We just thought it was business as usual," said Hannah.

But things quickly took a turn for the worst.

“The baby wasn't cooperating so we knew we needed to proceed emergently," said Whittington.

Born without a heartbeat, doctors and nurses worked to resuscitate Urias for nearly 20 minutes.

"And I knew this was and it was not looking good, really and truly no hope," said Registered Respiratory Therapist Kevin Chalk.

Doctors said that it is rare for a child to survive 10 minutes without a heartbeat, and Urias was like that for twice as long. However, doctors didn't give up.

"To be honest, it was a God thing. I think He wanted us to keep going and keep pushing and not stop," said Chalk.

After weeks of non-stop prayer and recovery Urias survived, and now nearly three months later he’s happy and healthy.

"Urias has without a doubt defied every odd, every textbook every article," said Whittington.

"Gratitude is too small a word but that is what we have and what we feel," said Jacob.

"They don't just do this job because it's a job, but obviously it connects them to a greater purpose and so I am thankful to them to answer that purpose for that day," said Hannah.

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