Katrina and her husband, Tony, were willing to do anything to save their son’s life.
“We held on to that little glimmer of hope. Maybe, there’s an experimental procedure that would give him hope,” Katrina told ABC News.
The only problem was that no child who had undergone this type of surgery had ever lived longer than one year.
Neither doctors nor parents would know if the surgery would be successful until the baby was born three months later. But Tony and Katrina chose to give the risky and so-called “impossible” operation the green light.
Three months later, Katerina gave birth to a chubby little baby boy. His name was Stodge. The moment he was born, the child screamed and cried in a way that doctors said only a healthy baby can.
A year later, the miracle boy celebrated his first birthday, a feat that no one thought possible. Tony says he hopes Stodge will “grow up and hopefully have a family of his own. Just grow old like the rest of us.”
See Stodge today and find out more about he and his mom’s surgery in this video:
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