Decapitated Boy Lives

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
December 23, 2008 2:00pm CST
I came across this story that I found to be quite interesting. It seems that a mom in Texas had an accident while driving a few months ago and her nine-year-old son who was a passenger in the back seat suffered injuries that amounted to his being decapitated. It is what the doctors define as an orthopedic decapitation because his skull was separated from his spine. Miraculously, the boy survived thanks to reaching the hospital in time. The doctor who treated him said that it was the first such case that he'd seen where the person survived such an injury. The patient in the rare cases that have survived usually are paralyzed. Not with this boy. He was able to walk out of the hospital on his own following his recovery. I call this a true miracle!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Amazing story...I was able to find an article and a video about this boy and his story. http://cbs11tv.com/watercooler/Jordan.Taylor.Stacey.2.890829.html#1 {Warning: This is NOT a referral link but a link to the article)
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• Philippines
24 Dec 08
it is so good of you to have shared this link, pyewacket. yes, i will surely take a peek at this one since you have provided the opportunity for it. many thanks, friend.
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
awww...that article pyewacket, it made me cry.
@katemeow (847)
• Singapore
24 Dec 08
Thank you for posting the link, was just about to search for it this is really a miracle! merry christmas!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 08
Wow, what a wonderful story my friend and thank you for sharing, that is truly amazing and truly a miracle! The boy must be blessed for sure and the doctor I hope has received a commendation for his wonderful work. What a horrific accident and to actually be able to walk away from it, well it makes you wonder doesn't it, how the universe works in mysterious ways and even better to hear it at Christmas time! Goes to show that the world isn't always a bad place.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
It truly is an inspiring story, wolfie, and I imagine that his family is so very thankful that he was able to survive such an ordeal.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
what is the source for that story? It is medically impossible once the skull is decapitated to put it back. If that was true this story would be made world wide news everywhere on this planet, not just one little obscure story somewhere, most likely made up.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Here's a link to the story and there's even a video http://bigcountryhomepage.com/content/video/?watch=1&cid=83121
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Here's a better link and story...guess it's not made up then, right http://cbs11tv.com/watercooler/Jordan.Taylor.Stacey.2.890829.html#1
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• United States
24 Dec 08
Thanks for the links Pyewacket. Truly a miracle!
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
23 Dec 08
First of all world, I have missed you, glad to see you back... And that is a miracle, especially since he is walking too..I am seeing more and more miracles as time goes by, and I love hearing about them, thanks for sharing...
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
And I am indeed happy to be back, carmelanirel! I discovered that something was missing from my life without mylot. I really missed the contact with all my wonderful friends here such as you. I agree that we are witnessing more and more miracles and there must be a reason for this.
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• United States
24 Dec 08
Yes there is a reason, the world as we know it will change, but it will get much worse before it gets better...And yes, I noticed right away when you were no longer here..Maybe because out of all me friends, you probably live the closest to me, or at least I visit the city you live in often...Plus you have good discussions, especially the news parts that I miss because I am busy on other sites to read what is happening in the world..(Not that I am clueless, but you usually share it before I read it myself)
• United States
24 Dec 08
That is quite a story and a wonderful miracle. Sometimes it is amazing what we can go through and how some people survive injury without any known reason why. I think this sounds like one such case...
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
I think it's so wonderful, aidenofthetower, that we live in a world where miracles truly can happen.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Actually, it isn't the first time that's happened. Discovery Health's Medical Incredible did a piece on another boy who lived after decapitation. I believe he was hit by a car while riding his bike. Nevertheless, both are certainly miracles.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
You are absolutely right, irishidid! Anything that defies a logical explanation can be considered a miracle.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
24 Dec 08
Amaizing things do happen I have also heard of another story dont remember the details 100% but a man had an accident and had the same thing but he felt ok and didnt go to hospital until few days later because he started to get headaches when they gave him a cat scan they noticed that his head was seperated from his body.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
There are so many unexplained events that happen all the time, violeta, that we should always have hope.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Dec 08
That is so scary but truly amazing also. He is a very lucky boy. I am so glad they have advanced technology also. I bet that helped alot too.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Yes, stephcjh, it really is amazing, especially when the outcome has been so positive. He really beat the odds in more ways than one.
• United States
24 Dec 08
Wow, what an amazing story. I am very surprised that the boy was able to survive. This must have truely been a miracle. I cannot imagine the guilt that his mother was faced with when she realized his injuries from the accident. I think he also must have had some wonderful doctors and medical staff to look after him. He must have had a very long recovery from such an injury. Really an inspiring story and thanks for sharing. It is always wonderful to see the new advances in technology and in medicine.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
The article pointed out that the timing was very important in this case. They were able to get him to the hospital quickly enough for the doctors to help bring about this miracle, surveytaker. Technology is indeed wonderful.
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
24 Dec 08
wow this is a nice story. thanks for sharing..
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
I was happy to share it, katrhina.
• United States
24 Dec 08
That is an incredible story. Miracles do happen. This boy had an angel close by.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
As do we all at times, Elusive. I thought it was a fitting story in this joyous season of hope.
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
i agree with you, worldwise, that this is a miracle indeed. God's hand at work with a doctor to make the child make him healthy enough to lead a normal life after such an incident. good news like this one, make us hopeful that if ever we need a miracle it can still happen to us, too. thanks for sharing such a good news. it makes the spirits soar high.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Miracles such as this one does give us hope, trinidadvelasco, and I'm happy to see you back.
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
23 Dec 08
Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this as I hadn't heard this story before. It truly is a miracle. Annie
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Dec 08
I believe that it's proof positive, anniepa, that miracles do still happen. Many people don't think so but they have only to believe in them.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Feb 09
It sure is a miracle. I am glad that the little boy is alright and is able to walk after recovering from surgery. This is a very good to read about.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
6 Feb 09
That was a true miracle. I hope he continues to do well. I cannot imagine how he could have came out so good without a miracle.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
28 Dec 08
As I sit here and picture this unfortunate accident I can't imagine this young boy walking out of the hospital on his own. It is truly a miracle. G-d had a plan for this young boy. I can't understand how his mother kept herself together from the time the accident happened until they arrived at the hospital. I had an ice skating accident about 6 years ago and I am very fortunate to be here today. Somehow, someway I managed to recover without any serious complications other than losing my sense of smell and taste. Have learned to deal with both. Fell on the back of my head, had a fractured skull, concussion and clot under my brain. The clot dissolved on it's own and I came home from the hospital the next day. About a month recovery at home and then returned to work. I wonder why I was saved. I wonder what made me so special that G-d spared my life. This accident sure opened my eyes and I am thankful for each day I am here to share with our kids and grandkids. Maybe this is why I love life and people so much. Got another chance!