Little Jaxon lived for only five years and was born missing part of his brain. But the precious little boy became an Internet sensation and repeatedly touched the world as viral photos of him became staples on social media thanks to his beautiful face and gorgeous eyes.
Sadly, too many babies like Jaxon become victims of abortion.
You see, Jaxon was an almost-medical miracle who was born with a brain just one fifth of the size of a typical brain. The technical term is microhydranencephaly. And babies with the condition are often aborted instead of given a chance of life. And they normally don’t live very long, usually months after birth.
But Jaxon defied the odds and lived for five years, bringing smiles to millions of people after his parents rejected abortion. Sadly, his parents announced yesterday that he died on April 1st.
The child passed away “very peacefully and comfortably” on April 1 in North Carolina, his parents said.
His story and striking photos — showing what his family described as “bright blue eyes, awesome hair and amazing smile” — made worldwide headlines, and TODAY featured the family’s account of what it was like to care for Jaxon in 2015 and 2016.
“He passed away in my arms and surrounded by his parents and family who were loving on him and providing comfort and endless hours of snuggles throughout his final days,” Brandon Buell, 35, his father, told TODAY in an email.
“Ultimately, Jaxon passed away from his body and organs shutting down, as is common with children like him. This had absolutely nothing to do with the COVID-19 virus, but was something we always knew from the beginning would likely happen. We just didn’t know when.”Jaxon recently entered into hospice care at home after showing signs of slowing down in the past year or so, and the family was preparing to say goodbye, his dad added.
“Jaxon’s legacy is about his strength and his amazing sweet spirit. He truly made me, his mom, his family, and all who learned of his story better,” he said.
The Buells had a Facebook page they call “Jaxon Strong.” They post everyday pictures to remind their followers and partners, “We’re an ordinary family with an extraordinary son, and we’re doing our best with what we’ve been given.”
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