Horseheads miracle baby survives skull surgery

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Every year, 1 in about 2500 babies are diagnosed with a condition called Craniosynostosis, a rare birth defect causing a ridge on the forehead which forces them to have skull surgery.

1-year-old Parker Fieno and his older brother 6-year-old Kaiden Fieno of Horseheads were both born with Craniosynostosis.  

The boys spent time at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and continue to make trips every 6 months for follow ups.

Kaiden had surgery at 3-months-old.

Parker had surgery at 4-months-old in May 2017.

February 7 was Parker's first birthday.  His mother Casey Fieno says it's a milestone and gives hope to others.

"There's a lady that just got a hold of me, she was going to go to Michigan to see a surgeon that her daughter had and I recommended for her to try the surgeon he (Parker) had, she loves him," said Fieno. 

Fortunately the boys are healthy and living happy normal lives.

 


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