Toddler Has Successful Surgery to Reattach His Head & His Smile Is Everything (VIDEO)

It's so hard to think about the emotions Rylea Taylor and her family have experienced. One moment, the Australian mom is driving with her 9-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son, and the next, she's hit with the reality that her toddler needs surgery for an internal decapitation.

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As much as this sounds like an episode from The Twilight Zone, it did in fact happen.

I think anyone who heard about this story has breathed a huge sigh of relief, as it could've happened to any one of us. Rylea and another driver going about 70 mph hit each other head-on -- with the force of the impact causing Jaxon's head and neck to separate (Rylea was OK thanks to the car's airbag, while daughter Shane had abdominal injuries).

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Thankfully, little Jaxon Taylor seems to be recovering just fine, after an Aussie surgeon -- who obviously has the hands of God -- was able to reattach Jaxon's head to his spine (the operation took six hours). Even though this toddler has to wear a halo for the next eight weeks, things are going better than expected as he can move around, and even kick a soccer ball with a little help from dad. Needless to say, everyone is shocked this 16-month-old was able to survive such horrific injuries and is recovering well enough to go home.

As a parent, all you want to do is shield your child from any potential harm that comes his or her way. My heart sank to hear about such a tragedy, but was ever thankful for the miracle. I pray Jaxon makes a full recovery and enjoys all the splendors of being a toddler.

7 News | Toddler spinal surgery

A toddler has undergone delicate surgery to reattach his head to his neck following a serious car accident.Specialist staff pulled off what was thought to be impossible. The boy will now be able to lead a completely normal life after his marathon surgery.7 News reporter Katrina Blowers has the details.Latest from 7 News: http://yhoo.it/1HYefMw7 News video: http://yhoo.it/1V97pbWLatest news on Twitter: twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne

Posted by 7 News Melbourne on Tuesday, September 29, 2015


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