A UK baby was born with 20 percent of his brain missing. Medics call him “miracle” for defying their predictions
Little Kaiden Daley, aged 14 months, has been diagnosed with epilepsy, cerebral atrophy and right side hemiplegia – paralysis of one side of the body.
Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull. It is a type of neural tube defect (NTD). As the neural tube forms and closes, it helps form the baby’s brain and skull (upper part of the neural tube), spinal cord, and back bones (lower part of the neural tube).
Cerebral atrophy affects the brain and means a reduction in the size of the brain cells. Parents Amanda Harvey and Orrett Daley were unaware of the conditions, however, when the seizures started.