It is estimated that 353,000 babies are born worldwide each day, which is about 255 births every minute, and about 4 babies every second. Out of that number, 15 million babies are born premature and 120,000 babies are born in the United States each year with some kind of birth defect. Although the statistics can provide us with facts and data on the topic, it cannot help us understand what those kids are struggling with, what the parents are going through and how they are all coping with the difficulties of everyday life. One of those kids is Isaiah Acosta, a boy born without a jaw and the ability to breathe or eat on his own, but what nobody knew was that life had great things in store for this brave fellow. This is his story!
Who Is Isaiah Acosta?
Isaiah Acosta was born on the 31st October 1999 in Glendale, Arizona, USA. He was born two months premature and due to that, he was fighting for his life. Right after the birth, he was without oxygen for 15 minutes and doctors told his parents, Tarah and Sergio, that he was unlikely to survive and that if he did, he would not be able to walk or talk, and would be practically bed-bound. But the doctors did not know what kind of a fighter Isaiah was.
Isaiah also suffers from multiple unrelated disorders and medical conditions, the most severe being agnathia, a very rare condition that is marked by the absence of one or both jaws. Isaiah was born without the lower jaw and respiratory pathways so he is not able to talk, breathe or eat on his own. He breathes through a tracheal tube in his neck and eats through a tube in his stomach.