Toddler Survives Freak Accident

A North Carolina family is thankful for their 17-month-old son's life after a gruesome household injury.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that Jessiah Jackson is free of any apparent brain damage after a neurosurgeon removed a metal part lodged two inches into the back of the boy's brain.

The boy had fallen off a chair at his family's home in Wilmington and fell onto an L-shaped part from a pressure washer. He was rushed to University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where a neurosurgeon removed the metal after two hours of surgery.

The rod missed critical blood vessels in the boy's brain by only a hair.

Examinations haven't found evidence of long-term damage.


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  • by Ryan Location: Greenville on Aug 3, 2010 at 04:46 AM
    In the original story the child was being watched by his uncle and fell out of a chair. So to those who are asking "where were the parents," can you honestly say that you watched your children 24/7? This child is lucky to be alive, and yes, I believe it was God watching over him. And yes I am a Christian, a strong one.
  • by scarlett on Jul 27, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    its' so nice to read a story that has a happy ending. Anyone who has had children know an accident can happen right underneath the parents nose. The mom and dad are not always negligent.
  • by randy on Jul 27, 2010 at 03:37 PM
    you believe in a all powerful all knowing invisible GOD and you think i need help no thank you and again way to go to the DOCTORS and ems peeps they are the heros
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Jul 27, 2010 at 02:07 PM
    I'd rather live like, and take a chance that there really is a God, than live like there isn't one, and find out God does exist. Couldn't fix it later.
  • by Christian Location: Kinston on Jul 27, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    To Anon and Randy...both of you need help. Sometimes God puts us in certain situations to prove to us and others that He's still in charge. Thank God that evrything is well with the baby and that there will be no long term effects in his future. The baby and his family are definitely in my prayers.
  • by God? on Jul 27, 2010 at 03:33 AM
    Who is this "God" person? He's not mentioned in the report. WITN must have missed him in their story. I guess he's a local hero that works at the hospital. Someone should interview him....get his side of the story.
  • by Bren Location: Snow Hill on Jul 26, 2010 at 09:49 PM
    Some would fully believe that whatever happened to the child was under Gods care and command, whether he made it or not. Some would fully believe that God guided the surgeons hand to make sure he himself didnt do anything to hurt the child , while he was removing it from the child. It doesnt matter what anyone believes, I am a Christian believer,and if you re not,,, thats fine too. But dont blast people that are. and for the parents, no , not everyone would have ask where were the parents,,, accidents happen, and believe it or not EVEN CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT
  • by Bill Father of 2 Location: Washington on Jul 26, 2010 at 08:13 PM
    Everyone needs to relax. If the kid had died "christians around here would cast the first stone and blame the parents. "why weren't they watching him??" If the kid lived, "god did it". It was an accident pure and simple. The kid fell just right. If he had died, wouldn't that also have been "god"'s doing. Sick of the two faced people around here. You can't have it both ways people.
  • by concerned! Location: washington nc on Jul 26, 2010 at 06:11 PM
    Everyone should be praying for the last two people who commented. If something was to happen to them or a loved one the first thing they would do is call upon God. He is the one that has control over EVERYTHING. If you dont believe it now the day is coming you WILL believe.
  • by anon on Jul 26, 2010 at 05:58 PM
    you should all really get a grip you should be thanking the staff at unc chapel hill for saving this baby not god
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