Mark and Mary Gundrum’s baby boy had a unique smile. Dominic had a cleft that made it seem like he was smiling twice. And though rare, the smiles had the capacity to charm everyone. But combined with the cleft, the little boy also had a condition where his brain tissue created a gold ball like formation on his face.
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When Riley’s parents refused to abort him at 21 weeks of pregnancy, they knew that their boy was not going to have the same path as other children. Their baby was probably the only child in the world with 6 major heart defects and doctors said that he might not survive. But the little fighter proved the doctors wrong by making a staggering recovery in spite of all his heart defects.
He captured hearts around the world with his bright, beautiful eyes that appeared to be full of life. Unfortunately help for him came too late. Born with stunted intestines, baby Andrei lost his fight on Thursday at the tender age of 9 months.
Eight months ago the chances of baby Andrei surviving for even a day were close to nil. With almost no intestine, the baby boy was given only days to live. But miraculously, this little fighter has not only made it this far, he might also be healthy again after a complicated intestine transplant operation planned for him.
Darren and Tracey Horsley had just become parents when 10 minutes after their baby boy was born the doctors rushed him out of the delivery room. Baby Xavier Lucas had stopped breathing and it was found that he had a rare heart condition while in the womb, which no one was aware of.
While in the womb, baby James was given a one percent chance of survival owing to his mother’s rare condition. But by becoming the youngest patient to receive blood transfusion inside the womb, the baby made medical history and is today a thriving seven week old bundle of joy.
Kian Hill was born with a condition known as situs inversus totalis. It is a condition in which the internal organs develop on the wrong side of the body and it affects about one in 10,000 people in the UK. Generally, those with this condition spend most of their lives in the hospital.