Bringing up a child is a challenging task for parents. The job becomes all the more challenging if a child has special needs to be taken care of. Parents of 1-year-old Jaxon has a similar story to share with the rest of the world.
Jaxon was born on Aug. 27, 2014. After a series of tests, he was diagnosed with a rare neural tube malformation condition called microhydranencephaly. In this condition, a part of the complete skull and the brain are missing from the baby. Till date, microhydranencephaly has no cure.
In response to the pictures drawn and sent by the German children to Jaxon, his father Brandon Buell shared a video of the baby saying hello. The video was uploaded on the Facebook page that Brandon created for his son.
"You can't see our shocked and happy expressions behind the camera, but we are super proud parents to be able to witness Jaxon speaking yet again. Such a brilliant little man. #JaxonStrong," Brandon wrote in the caption for the video.
Since Jaxon cannot eat of his own, he has to be fed with a feeding tube for the fulfillment of daily dietary requirements. Despite all odds, Brandon says that this is the only things which makes Jaxon different from other normal children.
"He's always going to be very small. At this point he's 13 months old and he weighs just over 12 pounds. He's certainly not suffering whatsoever, he's actually still thriving. He really is a normal baby in so many ways: He cries, he goes to the bathroom, he wants his dirty diaper off... Jaxon is virtually perfect," said Brandon, in an interview with CNN.
Brandon and his wife Brittany have also created a GoFundMe page for Jaxon which has already collected $127,745 as of Oct. 8, 2015. The funds collected through the page go toward family's expenses and payment of Jaxon's medical bills.