Boy Born With Heart Outside His Body

Christopher Wall wasn't meant to live past one-day old.

Medical Mystery: Ectopia Cordis

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Because Christopher was born without a sternum, or breast bone, his lungs didn't function properly and he had difficulty breathing on his own. Doctors would perform 21 surgeries before transplanting a portion of Christopher's hip bone into his chest to create a breast bone. Christopher had depended on a respirator during his first six years of life. (Courtesy of Teresa Wall )
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