Jaxon Buell was born without a large part of his skull and brain. Doctors told Brandon and Brittany Buell their son wouldn’t live past a few weeks. In August, the family celebrated his first birthday.
After many months of tests and misdiagnoses, doctors finally diagnosed Jaxon with micro-hydranencephaly, a severe brain malformation for which there is no known cure.
Jaxon’s short life has not been without struggle, and his parents’ candid accounts on social media have garnered global attention.
In a September Facebook pst, Brandon Buell explained the couple’s decision to continue the pregnancy after learning at a 17-week untrasound their son had something wrong.
“When we first learned there were concerns for Jax during the pregnancy, we were given the options of carrying him to term or having an abortion because there was the unknown issue.