Doctor Pulls Off 'Miracle Surgery' On Infant After A Life Threatening Car Crash

Jackson Taylor is a 16-month-old Australian toddler who was in a car with his mother and 9-year-old sister when they crashed into another vehicle at around 70 mph.

The crash caused Taylor to have internal decapitation--which, is when the head is pulled apart from the rest of the body. Taylor was airlifted to a hospital in Brisbane where doctors performed a six-hour operation to try to save his life.

Dr. Geoff Askin, who has been called Australia's "godfather of spinal surgery," led the operation. In performing what has been called a "miracle surgery," doctors sewed a tiny piece of wire and a piece of Taylor's rib to reattach the vertebrae successfully.

Taylor is recovering. He will be wearing a halo to keep everything together for the next eight weeks and will be expected to lead a healthy life after that.

Askin said, "A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again." Taylor's mother shared "It was a miracle."

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