A baby boy who was born with only half a brain has defied all the odds to celebrate another Christmas with his loving family. See Video Below.
Jaxon Buell – nicknamed Jaxon Strong – was born in August 2014 with a condition called Microhydranencephaly.
The condition means Jaxon’s head is smaller than normal.
But the tiny tot doesn’t let the stop him as he watches Christmas films with his mum Brittany before snuggling into her face for a flurry of hugs and kisses
On Facebook, Jaxon’s father Brandon posted the latest update on December 6, writing: ‘Jaxon had one of his best days ever today! He was in a great mood all day and got to meet Santa for the very first time.
“Tonight, we started watching Rudolph and Jaxon became very talkative with Mommy.
“Lots of snuggling, lots of talking, and he’s getting better each day with interacting and communicating with us, and now even playing with us. More big milestones for our little guy!”
But not all the comments on the internet have been supportive.
Since Jaxon’s story emerged over the past year, the family have been bombarded by hateful messages, saying he and his wife Brittany should have aborted the child to avoid the pain he will suffer.
Speaking in a frank Facebook post, Brandon said: “It’s baffling to hear or see other people’s opinions on our baby that have never met him, that somehow know how he thinks, how he acts, how he feels, how much of what he does is voluntary or involuntary, how he is always in pain, and that we are selfish parents for not choosing to have an abortion.”
He added: “When we first learned there were concerns for Jax during the pregnancy, we were given the options of carrying him to term or having an abortion because there was the unknown issue.
“No doctor could tell us exactly what was wrong or what to expect, but we did make sure to ask if Jaxon was in pain or was suffering, and we asked if there were any added risks for Brittany during the pregnancy or potentially at time of delivery.
“Since the answer to both questions was ‘no’, we never came close to considering abortion.
“Yes, we are Christians, and our faith has certainly been vital during this entire journey for our family, but we’re still realists.”
Credit: Mirror UK