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Baby Boy Born With His Brain Outside His Skull Stuns Doctors By Continuing to Thrive

He wasn’t even expected to live an hour past birth…


There are times medical science has no answer for what happens outside the realm of possibility. Miracles do happen, and when they do, they can shock the socks off doctors who say otherwise.

This kind of miracle occurred with the birth of Bentley Yoder, a baby boy who, by all rights shouldn’t be alive today.

Bentley was born with his brain outside his skull.

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When Bentley was still inside his mother’s belly, an ultrasound revealed his condition, and his parents were advised to abort him.

According to doctors, the baby had a rare neural tube defect known as encephalocele, a birth defect where the brain herniates from the skull and bones fail to properly form around it. They said baby wouldn’t survive long after the birth. If he did live, he would have no cognitive function whatsoever.

His parents, Sierra and Dustin Yoder, were understandably devastated. They always wanted another child to follow their first son, Beau. However, they decided not to terminate the pregnancy. They were determined to hold the newest member of the family, even if it were just for a few hours.

A surprise awaited them when Sierra gave birth a couple of months later. Thirty-six hours later, the baby remained alive. When they brought him home, he got sick a lot and had to be hospitalized several times. Despite being placed on a ventilator for a respiratory virus, he recovered and thrived.

Bentley hospitalized with a virus.

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Doctors were further stunned when it appeared he was actually using his brain, which was enclosed in a sac-like membrane that protruded from his head.

Even more shocking, the baby they named Bentley, grew to be an adorably cheerful seven-month old who gifted his family with wide smiles. Locks of his hair grew around his exposed brain sac, making him look additionally lovable.

Bentley, the happy baby.

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Source: Daily Mail

However, with his condition, Bentley was expected to have a lot of health issues. Surgeons at the Boston Children’s Hospital performed a procedure to expand his cranium to allow Bentley’s brain to slip back inside his head.

Bentley post-op.

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Source: Daily Mail

A month after the surgery, Bentley was able to hold his head up, and his parents reported him to be his usual smiling self, “jabbering” at his family and eating a lot.

Bentley back to his cheerful self

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According to doctors, his future looks hopeful, and it looks like Bentley will have a wonderful life ahead of him, despite his rocky start.

Watch Bentley’s heartwarming story here:

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H/T: Washington Post


‘Iranian Hulk’ Achieves Social Media Fame With His Massive Muscles And Body Size

You probably wouldn’t like this guy when he’s angry.

A weightlifter from Iran has recently been getting a lot of social media attention because of his awesome body size.

Sajad Gharibi, 24 years old, has been dubbed by many as the “Iranian Hulk” because of his impressive physical features. According to reports, the guy weighs almost 24 and a half stone and most of it is muscle. Since various websites have picked up on his story, his followers on Instagram have already reached more than 87,000.

24-year-old Sajad Gharibi, a weightlifter from Iran, is known to many as the 'Iranian Hulk.'

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Black Guy Gets Pulled Over Because Cop Doesn’t Believe He Owns Property In The Area

Talk about blatant racial profiling.

This video has been making rounds on social media lately and for good reasons. This proves that some cops out there are plain douchebags.

In the footage below, you will see two unnamed black young men in Randolph County, North Carolina who were simply out looking at MLS listing comparing a property they own with other homes in the neighborhood. Suddenly, a cop decided to pull them over, asking what they were doing in the area.

You will see one of the guys trying to explain that he was actually trying to sell his home and was just trying to compare prices with other properties in the place. The cop, however, refused to believe him and continued questioning him.

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Shark Dies After Lifeguards and Beach-Goers Drag It From The Sea To Take Selfies

All for posterity.

It used to be humans who are supposed to be afraid of swimming in shark-infested waters. Now it seems that it's turning the other way around. Sharks can actually become endangered from humans for the shallowest of reasons. In this case, it's the human's need to take selfies or pose for pictures whenever, wherever.

A blue shark suffered in the hands of a group of men in Punta Cana, some who are reportedly bodyguards who work for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which is just nearby.

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