Last week Jaxon Buell, a baby who wasn't expected to survive, celebrated his first birthday. And now, he's celebrating another milestone: learning to walk and talk.
Jaxon's dad, Brandon, uploaded a video to Facebook where Jaxon thanks those who have given him encouragement with a childlike "hello."
"You can't see our shocked and happy expressions behind the camera," Brandon wrote. "But we are super proud parents to be able to witness Jaxon speaking yet again."
Jaxon has Microhydranencephaly, an extremely rare condition that limits the development of the brain. In Jaxon's case, the malformation resulted in him only having half a skull.
Despite warnings from doctors that Jaxon would not survive more than a few hours, Jaxon celebrated his first birthday in August.
Brandon and his wife, Brittany, agree that Jaxon has changed their family for the better.
"The petty things that used to make us mad, like rush hour traffic or stubbing your toe — it doesn't faze us anymore because our priorities are so much richer and deeper now," Brandon said. "He has changed our lives and I'm pretty sure a lot of special needs parents will say the same thing."
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