The miracle continues! J.R. Smith and his wife shared news of their daughter Dakota’s progress since her premature birth.

“You know what is so funny to me right now? the mere fact that I just wrote about patience and how I know God has been testing me in that very area,” Jewel wrote in a recent blog post. She went on to tell readers about the moment that she discovered baby Dakota was no longer intubated.


“When I bent over and looked at my daughter’s face and seen that she had a Ram Cannula on I almost passed the h*ll out. I started jumping up and down laughing and screaming in disbelief. My aunt Pat told me that I kept spinning in circles, which by the way I do not remember. A few minutes later Dakotas primary nurse joined us in her room, she walked in with this huge smile on her face 🙂 I looked at her and said, ‘Do you see our baby girl?’ I cannot believe my eyes this is UNREAL!”

It was just a few weeks ago that J.R. and Jewel shared news of their daughter’s unexpected arrival and potentially life-threatening condition. J.R. later shared a picture of him holding baby Dakota while she was connected to breathing tubes. “Today is one of the greatest days of my life,” Smith said. “Today I get to hold my youngest for the first time!”


Jewel and J.R. Smith have two daughters, Demi and Dakota, together. J.R. also has a daughter named Peyton from previous relations.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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