Little Jackson Taylor was travelling with his mother and older sister, Shane when their car had a head-on collision with another car. The 16 month old suffered a horrific injury due to the crash; it was so intense that his head was pulled apart from his neck causing internal decapitation.
He was barely alive when airlifted from the scene of the accident to the hospital where spinal surgeon, Dr. Geoff Askin and his team delivers a medical miracle and managed to re-attach his head by mending the broken vertebrae in the toddler’s collarbone and neck. It was a miraculous but rather tedious 6-hour surgery that saved the little boy?s life.
“A lot of children wouldn’t survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated, they may never move or breathe again,” Dr. Askin told 7 News Melbourne after the incredible surgery he did on the boy.
At present, Jackson is wearing an apparatus ? which his family calls a “halo” ? to keep his body stable until he can live a normal life. Jackson is expected to take off his ?halo? after two more months.