A child with five heart defects, who suffers from a rare syndrome, was able to see past his nose for the first time.
Jaxon Emberton, from the United States, was born on February 23, 2018 and underwent his first open heart surgery just 11 days after birth.
Watch the moment the little boy sees his parents for the first time
“My name is Jaxon. I have DiGeorge Syndrome, I had two open heart surgeries, ”says his TikTok bio.
According to The mirror, his parents weren’t aware of his sight until a doctor told them he couldn’t see past his nose – and that he needed sturdy glasses.
In a viral TikTok video, he is able to see past his nose for the first time – finally opening it to his parents.
It was published on April 14, attracting over 550,000 views in total.
Little Jaxon can be seen looking confused before smiling with joy.
“Once we put those glasses on him, it was one of the most amazing times,” Jaxon’s dad said. The mirror.
“Seeing his little face light up when the world opened up for him was all the confirmation we needed that the glasses were exactly what he needed.”
A GoFundMe for Jaxon was put together after the clip went seriously viral.
“I’m Jaxon’s Aunt Liz!” I’m here to share the story of our famous Jax TikTok! Many of you have met jovial-Jax through his now famous TikTok video of seeing his new glasses for the first time! said a GoFundMe.
“Because Jax needs 24/7 care, his mother, Cassie, is the only one who can work and his father, Bobby, stays home to take care of Jax’s complex medical issues.
“The family needs a larger vehicle that will fit a wheelchair, so they can get around after Jax receives his. “
The page said that one of his heart defects “immediately led doctors to suspect that Jaxon had a genetic condition known as DiGeorge syndrome, the partial deletion of the 22nd chromosome.”
“Genetic tests would later confirm their suspicions. “
The page further explains Jaxon’s condition, saying he spent a total of 255 days in an Alabama hospital before being allowed to return home with his family.
The little boy also underwent open heart surgery when he was six weeks old.
“He would end up having a G-tube placed because he couldn’t eat through his mouth, a trachea because his airways were too soft to breathe without the help of a ventilator,” the fundraiser said. .
Now he is with his family. Jaxon’s health has improved and he is doing well.
While the little boy has mostly kicked the fan in the house, he still can’t walk.
“While it’s not out of place for him, it will probably be a long time before he walks on his own,” the page said.
“Jaxon’s rehab doctors recommended a wheelchair.”
They are fundraising for a bigger vehicle which will help transport the wheelchair.