Baby born with most of his skull missing is thriving against all the odds

It’s hard to believe that two-years ago, Brandon and Brittany Buell were told their son would not survive.

In fact doctors told them to abort their baby after they discovered a serious brain malformation during the ultrasound.

Two years later, Jaxon Buell has defied all the odds and is thriving on his 2nd birthday, despite suffering from a rare brain malfunction called Microhydranencephaly.

Brandon, 31, told ‘He is doing very well, he is very comfortable and very happy. He’s smiling all the time, he laughs, he’s working on different things, like how to keep his head upright.’

‘He still has his struggles where he throws up, he still has several seizures several times a day, he’s still on the smaller side at 13 pounds but he’s certainly developing.’

Jaxon, who’s earned the nickname Jax Strong, captivated families across the world when his story was shared last year. Since then, he’s amassed a following of almost 400,000 on Facebook and even has his own website.

Around 1 in 4,859 babies in the United States are born with Anencephaly and usually die shortly after birth, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jax was one of the few miracle babies that survived.

Attributing his progress to his wife, Brittany, Brandon said: ‘She’s been amazing. She has so much love and patience in working with him on a daily basis.