'Miracle' baby George is as old as the Beirut port blast
On August 4, 2020 his mother was in labor
when the explosion sent windows crashing onto her bed
She gave birth to George Khnaisser under torchlight
in the corridor of the destroyed hospital
MOTHER OF BABY GEORGE, EMMANUELLE LTEIF KHNAISSER, SAYING:
"It was a little difficult. For a period after the blast you feel you are still living in shock, you still don't realize what happened to you. After that, you realize it more, you become more annoyed and you don't understand what happened, but at the end of the day, you have to get up on your feet, I have my baby and I can't look weak in front of him."
Lebanon is still reeling from the aftermath of the explosion
which killed more than 200, injured thousands
and destroyed large swathes of Beirut
George’s parents say their son brings hope to people in Lebanon
FATHER OF BABY GEORGE, EDMOND KHNAISSER, SAYING:
"George was a symbol, symbol of life for people. Many took strength from him after the blast. We met people after the blast, who were themselves affected by the blast, when they heard about George, they would be happy, they would honestly forget their stories. It was nice, George gave a lot of hope to people in Lebanon."