GOOD NEWS 'Miracle Surgery' Reattaches Toddler's Head After Car Accident
Surgeons in Australia were able to reattach a toddler's head following a near-fatal car accident.
In what's being dubbed a "miracle surgery," doctors in Brisbane were able to save 16-month-old Jaxon Taylor, who suffered an internal decapitation in the crash.
Jaxon's mother, Rylea, was driving about 70 mph on a highway in northern New South Wales with Jaxon and her nine-year-old daughter when they were struck.
Rylea Taylor said that after the collision, she could see immediately that her son's neck was broken.
The six-hour surgery was performed by Dr. Geoff Askin, who's been referred to as the country's "godfather of spinal surgery."
He was able to reattach Jaxon's vertebrae by using a tiny piece of wire, and used a piece of the boy's rib to graft two vertebrae together.
Askin said most children would never be able to survive such an injury, and if they did, they would likely never move or breathe on their own again.
But as you see in the video below, Jaxon is already able to walk with assistance just two weeks after the surgery.
Amazingly, doctors expect that Jaxon will be able to head home soon and will wear the halo device for the next eight weeks.
Jaxon's sister was OK, only suffering some abdominal injuries.
Watch the report from 7 News Melbourne below.