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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Christopher's heart could literally be seen beating just under his skin, so doctors created a plastic breast shield for him to wear under his clothes for more protection. This allowed him to grow up as a normal child, riding bikes and playing sports like karate and basketball. (Courtesy of Teresa Wall )
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