Doctors continued to tell the couple that their son would die at birth and he may not even take a single breath. They said he would be “a shell.” But Sierra Yoder decided her son wasn’t going to have the outcome that the doctors said he would.
They headed for the hospital to deliver the baby they had named Bentley, but without any car seat or plan to bring him home. They were excited to meet their son even if it was only to say goodbye. Then, to their delight and surprise, Bentley was born kicking and screaming.
At five months old, Bentley had a pouch of skin at the top of his head which held important parts of his brain used for motor function, problem-solving, and eyesight. Doctors agreed with the Yoders that Bentley was likely using that portion of his brain, and they decided it had to be placed inside his skull.
It’s been a month since the surgery and Bentley is doing well. He’s eating and smiling, and his mother says he looks just like his big brother.
While his future is uncertain, it is a miracle that he is alive and that the right doctors were located and able to help him. For these miracles, his parents are grateful.
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