WEB DESK: In a one of its kind surgery a toddler’s head was attached to his neck after a near-fatal accident he went through.
Jaxon Taylor, who is just 16 months old, was in a head-on collision in New South Wales, Australia.His C1 and C2 vertebrae were broken, separating his head from his neck.
The force of the accident tore the toddler’s head from his neck internally, but incredibly he survived.
Jaxon was was with his mother Rylea and 9-year-old sister Shayne when the crash happened on a New South Wales highway.
“The second I pulled him out, I knew that his neck was broken,” Rylea Taylor told 7 News Melbourne.
The 16 month-old was taken to the BrizBrain & Spine Neurosurgery in Brisbane, where he was treated by Dr. Geoff Askin.
“A lot of children wouldn’t survive that injury in the first place,” he said.
“And if they did and they were resuscitated, they may never move or breathe again.”
Surgeons used a fragment of one of Jaxon’s ribs to graft the severed vertebrae.
He is expected to recover soon, but will keep the halo on for a few months.