Australian toddler is released from hospital after surgeons reattached his head to his severed spine.
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2015) (SEVEN NETWORK) – Jaxon Taylor, a 16-month-old toddler has been released from a Brisbane hospital after surgeons reattached his head to his severed spine, following a car accident.
The toddler was traveling in a car with his mother and nine-year-old sister when they collided with another car at the speed of 110 kph (70 mph).
The force of the crash tore the toddler’s head from his spine internally, an injury that would normally result in paralysis or death, local media reported.
Surgeons at a Brisbane hospital performed the six-hour surgery to reattach the head to the spine.
“We were super excited to get home,” said Jaxon’s mother Rylea Taylor.
Channel Seven confirmed the Taylor family have launched an online petition to campaign for harsher penalties for reckless drivers in Australia, which has already received thousands of signatures.
“There’s, you know, so much good in the world and that many people out there that care,” said Rylea Taylor speaking of the support the family have received.
“It doesn’t sound right to say, but I didn’t want it all to be in vain,” she added.
According to local media, Jaxon’s neck brace or “halo” could be removed before Christmas.