Rylea never could have imagined what was in store for her precious family when she set out on a drive. Her car car crashed head-on into another vehicle going 70 mph, leaving her 16-month-old son severely hurt. The force of the wreck was so severe that Jackson’s head pulled apart from his neck. So terrible. This case is known as an internal decapitation. “The second I pulled him out, I knew that he — I knew that his neck was broken,” his shaken up mother, Rylea, told 7 News Melbourne.
The boy was airlifted from the accident and taken to a hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, where a team of surgeons reattached his head during a six-hour emergency operation. “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,” spinal surgeon Geoff Askin said.
The surgical team reattached the boy’s vertebrae with wire and a bone graft. The little boy was in good hands, because Dr. Geoff Askin, has been called Australia’s “godfather of spinal surgery,” and is a pioneer in the field of spinal surgery, according to the outlet.
Jackson will have to wear a medical halo for the next eight weeks, but thankfully he’ll lead a healthy life. Jackson’s dad Andrew said,“We’re very, very thankful”, with Rylea adding, “It is a miracle.”
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— Brittany King