This boy survived decapitation only because a woman held his neck

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This boy survived decapitation only because a woman held his neck

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:10 pm


When the vehicle he was riding in skidded out of control on April 29, 4-year-old Killian Gonzalez sustained one of the most serious neck injuries possible. The strong ligaments connecting his skull to his spinal column stretched and snapped to the point that his head was only holding onto his body by the biological equivalent of a thread. Though any injury to the brain, spine, or neck is scary, this was an especially dire case: 70 percent of those who suffer internal decapitation die immediately. That’s why his recovery is being called a “miracle” by Idaho TV station KBOI, and why the intervention by a couple who witnessed the car crash was absolutely imperative.

“We could hear a kid screaming,” Leah Woodward told KBOI of the day. She and her husband watched two vehicles collide head on and the pair immediately stopped and ran from their car to the crash site, intent on helping the survivors. “My husband smashed out the back window,” Woodward wrote about the incident on Facebook, “the little boy was laying on his side in the back seat screaming but not moving.”
Her husband, a police officer with first-responder training, helped Woodward stabilize the boy’s neck. Woodward recalled pinkish fluid surrounding the child’s head, which she later learned was spinal fluid leaking from a wound. The couple swaddled the boy in a blanket to keep the severity of his injury from his mother, who had been driving and was almost in shock from her own injuries.

“I told her he was fine,” Woodward wrote of her interaction with Brandy Gonzalez. “He clearly wasn’t.”

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/this-boy-survived-decapitation-only-because-a-woman-held-his-neck/

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:20 pm

That actually made me grab my neck, reading that!! It was horrible to read but what a miracle.

I've got a feeling that image will stay with me now pale

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:21 pm

eddie wrote:That actually made me grab my neck, reading that!! It was horrible to read but what a miracle.

I've got a feeling that image will stay with me now pale



There is a picture of the boy on the link

That really stunned me, but am glad he is making a recovery Eddie

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:25 pm

Horrific injury.

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