Boy Born With Partial Skull Shocks His Parents in Sweet New Video

Jaxon Buell made headlines this summer when he celebrated his first birthday, a milestone doctors never expected him to reach. Now he’s hit another turning point, which his parents captured on video (below) on October 2.

The 1-year-old, who goes by the nickname “Jaxon Strong,” has microhydranencephaly, a rare neurological condition that results in individuals missing most of the skull and brain, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Jaxon was only recently given the specific diagnosis, which helped doctors in Massachusetts find the best possible medications for him, according to

Jaxon’s progress is now visible for the world to see, as he’s started speaking. His parents, Brandon and Brittany Buell, posted the video below on the family’s public Facebook page, in which Jaxon can clearly be heard saying “Hello.”

Jaxon says “Hello” to Germany to the kids that drew him pictures!!!! 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!!! Such a brilliant little man!!! #JaxonStrong

Posted by Jaxon Strong on Friday, October 2, 2015


The Buells wrote on Facebook that this was the family’s way of thanking children in Germany who drew pictures for Jaxon. “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!!!” the Buells wrote. “Such a brilliant little man!!!”

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