A Florida boy was given just days to live when he was born with a rare neural-tube condition.
Jaxon, now 13 months old, was recently diagnosed with microhydranencephaly, a severe brain malformation for which there is no known cure after months of tests and misdiagnoses.
But little Jaxon Buell – nicknamed Jaxon Strong – is proving all the naysayers wrong. But the youngster, who is missing a large part of his brain and skull, defied doctors’ expectations and celebrated his first birthday in August.
‘Jaxon’s tiny footprints will have a lasting impression on this world’
This is the most touching video you’ll ever see!
The proud parents, Brittany and Brandon Buell, have taken to his Facebook page, “Jaxon Strong” and shared a candid clip of him speaking after he managed to utter his first words.
Doctors gave the couple the option to abort at 23 weeks, but they refused.
A few people on social media accused the couple of being “selfish” in their decision as their boy might be suffering in pain.
He astonishingly replies with “hello”, before dad Brandon asks Jaxon to say hello to the children in Germany who drew pictures for him.
His parents marked the occasion by writing on Facebook: “We hope that it’s clear for everyone to see that Jaxon is happy and thriving, and that we should be celebrating his life”.
“For his life, I am better, I am blessed, I am grateful, and I am quite simply, one proud “Addy”.