Baby Jaxon Emmett Buell has defiled medical speculations by celebrating his first birthday after he was born with a malformed skull.
Jaxon Emmett Buell is a miracle baby. He was born with most of his brain and skull missing. He had an extreme brain malformation, which meant he would probably not survive the pregnancy. But the baby has defied all odds – and now he has just celebrated his first birthday.
Jax Strong – a nickname he has earned on social media. His inspirational story has taken by storm families across the U.S., with nearly 90,000 people joining to his page on Facebook and 18,000 people sharing his story.
Jaxon was diagnosed as having Anencephaly, a neural tube birth defect. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 4,859 babies in the United States are born with Anencephaly and usually die shortly after birth.
Brandon, a 30-year-old father of baby Jaxon Emmett Buel disclosed this to reporters;
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. Brittany, my wife, 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.
Brittany, Jaxon’s 27-year-old mother also shared her experience.
I was devastated. It was heart breaking, because something I always wanted my whole life was happening, but then I was told there was a possibility it might be a stillborn. It took all the joy away from me. The happiness that normal women have when they are pregnant – I had none of that.
But baby Jaxon Emmett Buel has defiled the grim medical reports and speculations He celebrates happily his first birthday.