A Toddler's Head Was Reattached To His Spine After A Horrible Car Crash
Jaxon Taylor's survival is being called a miracle.
An Australian toddler is making a miraculous recovery after undergoing surgery to reattach his head to his spine following an injury in a horrible car crash.
Jaxon Taylor was traveling on Sept. 15 with his mother, Rylea, and 9-year-old sister when they were struck head-on by another car.
The 16-month-old's head had detached from his spine in an injury known as an "internal decapitation."
The toddler was rushed to the BrizBrain & Spine Neurosurgery in Brisbane, where he was treated by Dr. Geoff Askin, who is known as Australia's "godfather of spinal surgery," according to 7News.
Askin told the station that even with all of his expertise, he had never seen an injury as bad as Jaxon's.
"A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place," he told the station. "And if they did and they were resuscitated, they may never move or breathe again."
But thanks to the work of Askin and his team, Jaxon is expected to make a full recovery.
Taylor has since started a petition calling on the Australian government to introduce harsher penalties on reckless drivers.
The toddler will have to wear a halo brace for a while, but will lead a normal life.
"It is, it's a miracle," Rylea Taylor told 7News.