'Miracle baby' born with half a skull says 'hello' in touching video

By Kirstin Buick
06 October 2015

He was given just days to live, after being born with microhydranencephaly, an extreme brain malformation.

But little Jaxon Buell -- nicknamed Jaxon Strong -- is proving all the naysayers wrong. After celebrating his first birthday in August, the incredible infant can be seen in a new video by his mom and dad saying "hello" to all his supporters around the world.

'Jaxon’s tiny footprints will have a lasting impression on this world'

Brandon and Brittany Buell, from Tavares in Florida, shared the video after revealing they received criticism for not aborting Jaxon, whose rare condition has made him famous around the world.

Brittany and Brandon posted the moving 22-second clip of Jaxon on the Facebook page they set up for him in a bid to thank friends and fans.

"You can't see our shocked and happy expressions behind the camera, but we are super proud parents to be able to witness Jaxon speaking yet again," his parents wrote on Facebook.

"No matter who you are or what you believe in, it’s clear that Jaxon’s tiny footprints will have a lasting impression on this world."

Read Jaxon's story in the next issue of YOU, on shelves Friday 9 October.

Sources: MailOnline, Sky News, facebook.com/WeAreJaxonStrong

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