J.R. Smith’s Daughter Born Five Months Prematurely Discharged From Hospital

J.R. Smith and family are officially able to welcome baby girl home. Smith’s daughter, Dakota, who was born five months premature, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Dakota, who weighed only one pound at birth is finally home with her family. Smith shared a photo of him and his wife, Jewel Shirley Smith, exiting Hillcrest Hospital with their daughter. 

“We Walked In Together We Walked Out Together!! Thank you so much to our extended family at the #NICU You all are truly the WORLDS GREATEST! @jewey808 back to #TeamNoSleep 🍼🍼🍼 #KotasHome”

Dakota Smith was born in January, J.R. and Jewel shared the difficult news about their daughter’s premature birth.

“We know we’re not the only family going through this, who has been through this and who will ever go through it. That’s why we decided to share what we’re going through with you guys. Please keep us in your prayers, and we’ll do the same for everyone else”

Dakota had her breathing tube removed and no longer needed to be incubated in later March.


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