Back in October 2016, a 16-month-old Australian toddler Jackson Taylor got into a car accident – along with his mother Rylea and sister Shane. The car clocked in at a dangerous speed of 70 mph, which propelled incredible force when it crashed to a halt. Unfortunately, this force had caused Jackson internal decapitation, in which his head is internally severed from his neck.
Jackson was taken to a hospital in Brisbane, where local spinal surgeon Dr. Geoff Askin took on the case. Jackson required a 6-hour long surgery. A piece of thin metal wire and a part of Jackson’s rib were used to reattach the boy’s spinal cord. The surgery was a success. After the operation, the toddler had to wear a medical halo for a period of 8 weeks.
Check out the video below!
Thankfully, Jackson is now fully recovered – with a healed neck!
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