But as they were prepping him for heart transplant surgery his heart stopped and he died.
Dr. Michael McMullen told ABC News that that process usually takes 2 hours but they did it in 12 minutes.
Hours later, Lincoln was given a new heart and he woke up.
The little tot's dad, Rob Seay said:
He woke up with so much energy. He was grabbing at my face and pulling my beard . He didn't know what he wanted to do with his body.
The family hopes Lilcoln will be able to go home within a few months
The family has set up a crowdfunding page to help offset the baby's medical bills.