Child’s spinal cord healed in Christmas miracle
Boy’s Christmas miracle recovery
A seven-year-old boy
left paralysed after a cyst
destroyed everything but
a “tiny thread” of his
spinal cord has stunned
doctors with a
Marko Dutschak from Murau,
Austria, was paralysed from the
chest down after the procedure
to remove the cyst that had
crushed his spinal cord.
Hans Georg Eder said:
“The condition had left him with
a spinal cord as thin as a piece
of cotton thread.
There was virtually nothing left.”
Local media has described the case as a Christmas miracle and neurosurgeon Eder said:
“In medical terms we don’t talk of miracles,
but the boy’s recovery was not medically expected and is really a sensation.
The cyst had completely surrounded the spinal cord,
which was as thin as a thread inside it.
“Yet now he has learned to walk again.
It illustrates to a remarkable extent the healing abilities of the very young that greatly surpass that of adults.”
His mum Sandra told local media how she arrived for a visit one morning and found Marco strolling on the balcony of his private hospital room.
“This is the best
Christmas present ever.
We thought he would
spend the rest of his life
in a wheelchair.”