The story of little Jaxon Strong, the Florida boy who was born without more than half of his skull, has travelled around the world. His parents Brittany and Brandon wanted to thank everyone for their messages of support. So they recorded a short video.
Here is the remarkable Facebook video in which the one-year-old says “HELLO” and “Thank you.” (Post continues after the video)
Mamamia previously wrote:
When Brittany Buell was 17 weeks pregnant, she was advised to terminate her pregnancy.
A routine scan revealed that her son-to-be, Jaxon, suffered from a rare and extreme brain malformation called Microhydranencephaly.
Jaxon’s chances of surviving birth, Brittany and her partner Brandon were told, were close to zero.
“After our second ultrasound at 17 weeks, when we found out he was a boy, we knew something was up when the ultrasound technician went towards his head and went very quiet,” Brandon told The Daily Mail.
“Brittany got the call the next day from the doctors saying there was a concern with the MRI results. She was in tears and told me there was an issue with the baby. Of course, I lost it at work so they sent me home and the rest of the day was a blur truly.”
The couple were given the option to terminate the pregnancy at 23 weeks, but devout Christians Brittany and Brandon chose to proceed.
“Who are we to decide? We were given a child, we are given a chance and we have to be his voice,” Brandon said.
Against all odds, Jaxon survived: born by C-section on August 27, 2014, weighing in at four pounds, and missing a significant chunk of his skull and brain.
As doctors struggled to understand his condition, Jaxon’s parents despaired.