He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News

He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News

Since the day he was born, Daire Flanagan’s skull has been crushing his brain. He’s now six years old, and doctors finally have some good news.

Daire was born with Alpert syndrome, a rare condition that affects roughly one in 150,000 people. Unlike other infants who are born with a soft, expanding skull that allows their brain to grow, Daire’s skull was fused. As a result, his brain was literally being crushed.

The pressure has also caused Daire to have various breathing problems. In summer 2016, doctors broke the bones in the middle of Daire’s face and attached a metal frame to his skull. Their goal was to bring the middle of his face forward, allowing the small boy to breathe without a tracheotomy for the very first time.

Despite the many obstacles that Daire has faced, he’s a happy-go-lucky kid who loves to smile! As his doctors reveal, things are finally looking up for his future.

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Suddenly, my problems don’t seem like such a big deal. I think we could all learn a lesson from this little boy’s positive attitude. Don’t forget to share his success with your friends and family!

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A BRAVE six-year-old boy whose head grew to double its normal size keeps on smiling despite undergoing numerous operations. Doctors doubted Daire Flanagan would survive, but the youngster is flourishing thanks to life-saving surgery to allow more space for his brain to grow. Daire, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, was born with Apert Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that means the plates of his skull fused too quickly while he was still in the womb. The syndrome, which affects around 1 in 100,000, means the baby’s brain does not have the space to grow normally inside the skull, leading to an overlarge forehead, wide-spaced eyes, and sunken features.

Daire's story is the third episode in the new series of Body Bizarre, which airs on Thursday 13 October at 10pm on TLC UK.

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He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News
He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News
He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News
He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News
He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News

He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News

He Was Born With A Rare Condition, But Doctors Just Gave His Parents Fantastic News

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