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Baby Born with Partially Developed Brain Celebrates Christmas

Update Date: Dec 18, 2015 03:31 PM EST
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An infant born with a malformed brain lives has survived so far to meet Santa for Christmas, says ABC News. Jaxon Buell, born August 2014, is suffering form a rare condition called Microhydranencephaly where the tissue in the brain is replaced by fluid, said his parents. According to the doctors, they were worried that the infant, Jaxon Buell, will not live more than a week. However, despite his disability, the boy is now almost 15 months old. The boy is doing well enough to make his first trip to visit Santa and also sit on his lap. Brandon Buell, the father of the infant, posted a picture of Jaxon on Facebook where he is looking at the Christmas tree and said that even with the odds, the boy shows many characteristic traits.
"In 15 months of being with us, Jaxon is learning to talk, walk, speak, smile, laugh, communicate, can certainly hear and see, and is making strides to even eat on his own, showing promise of one day kicking the only machine that he is actually dependent on, his feeding pump, and all of this with the severe disability that he has, against the odds, and against the doubts that have been there since before he was born," Brandon Buell wrote on Facebook. Buell added that they are grateful for Jaxon to be with them even if the odds of his survival are rather slim, as reported by Medical Daily.

"Jaxon may ultimately live a shorter life, but he will, as so many other special needs children also will, impact and inspire more lives in their time with us than I or so many others will that do not deal with their struggles," Brandon Buell wrote on Facebook. "For all of those that truly see, understand and embrace the real purpose of Jaxon's life and story, we continue to thank you for supporting and being a part of it," said 6ABC Action News.

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