BUFFALO, N.Y (WIVB) - He was a miracle baby - born after just 23 weeks, weighing in at only 1 pound 9 ounces and given only a 2 percent chance to live.
We were there when Robert Amabile, affectionately known as Baby Bob, turned one. From there we watched Robert continued to grow - and inspire people across Western New York.
"I just live everyday like it's my last because I wasn't expecting to live when I was born with a 2% chance of survival," says Baby Bob.
Today Robert is a healthy happy and adventurous 20 year old young man. He has become an ambassador for the March of Dimes - after the organization developed a drug that saved Robert's life.
Baby Bob is a student at D'Youville College, studying physical therapy and is also a talented singles tennis player.
He not only overcame the odds in life, but also participated in a Buffalo tradition - the chicken wing eating contest at Coca-cola field. "I love chicken wings," Baby Bob says.
Baby Bob's mother, Estelle Amabile says, "The chicken wing was probably bigger than his arm or his leg."
He might not have won this competition, but Robert continues to make his parents proud.
A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Continued cold temperatures as the lake effect winds down late today, more snow on the way this weekend.