What Are Some Amazing Medical Miracles?
Window Washer Survives After Falling 47 Stories
While washing the windows of a New York skyscraper, 37-year-old Alcides Moreno fell 47 stories, almost 500 feet, after his window-washing platform detached and was cast into a free fall descent toward the concrete sidewalk below him. The freak accident, which killed his brother who was working with him, left Moreno in a coma for three weeks after being operated on in the emergency room.
Amazingly, on Christmas Day, Moreno showed signs of consciousness and spoke. Less than a month later, he was released with the assurance that in about a year he would probably be able to walk again.
Considering the death rate from even a four-story fall is about 50 percent, Moreno’s survival truly is a medical miracle.
Baby’s Brain Fixed With Superglue
Seventeen-month-old Ella-Grace Honeyman was born with a rare malformation of the blood vessels in the brain called Vein of Galen Malformation. This deformity causes high pressures in certain veins within the brain, resulting in aneurysms. In Honeyman’s case, these aneurysms caused blood to leak into her brain.
She underwent an extraordinary surgery that used a special type of medical superglue to plug the tiny holes in her blood vessels. While the problem has not been fixed completely, doctors say that Honeyman will now be able to live a long and healthy life.
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