SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — A boy, who lived until he died peacefully at the age of 12, defied all odds after being born without a brain.
He died on Monday, living longer than any doctor ever predicted.
According to KSLA, Trevor Judge Waltrip was born on Christmas Eve of 2001 with just a brain stem and hydranencephaly. He had a rare condition in which his brain’s cerebral hemispheres were completely missing, replaced with only cerebro-spinal fluid.
The condition has no known cure or treatment.
Waltrip was unable to communicate and was also blind, but he did have a heartbeat and was able to breathe on his own. He also could respond to some forms of stimulus.
The boy lived with the help of a feeding tube and therapists who stimulated his muscles and joints.
“He’s so alert and hates to be alone,” his mother, Elizabeth, told KSLA.
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