Sixteen-month-old Jaxon Taylor is being called a miracle baby after surviving a horrific injury in a car accident in Australia. The description of it, by the CBC, was enough to make me physically recoil.
Local media reported that Jaxon Taylor, a 16-month-old toddler, was travelling in the car with his mother and nine-year-old sister when they collided with another car at the speed of 110 km/h.
The force of the crash tore the toddler’s head from his neck internally, according to local media.
Holy, holy fuck. His mother said she knew the instant she picked her baby up that his neck was broken. Imagine that awful, awful sensation.
But that’s where the bad things end. Thanks to a team of fast-acting doctors, and the miracle that is modern medicine, baby Jaxon not only survived the injury, but is already using his legs again.
Jaxon was airlifted to a Brisbane hospital where a team of surgeons, headed by Dr. Geoff Askin, performed the six-hour surgery to reattach the head to the spine.
“A lot of children wouldn’t survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated, they may never move or breathe again,” said Askin.
All Jaxon has to do it wear a brace for the next eight or so weeks. Amazing. Want to have a feel good moment?
Watch him wiggle his legs and grin. Seriously, this is wonderful and adorable.