Toddler's Brain, Eye Pierced by Pencil, Survives Freak Accident

A medical miracle saved a 19-month-old girl who fell on a pencil.
1:58 | 01/25/13

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that startling x-ray we've been showing you all morning on the tedder will who fell on a pencil. It pierced her eye and her brain. But somehow, in a medical miracle, she is okay. Abc's paula faris has her amazing story. Reporter: It's an image and an accident that seems impossible to survive. Then again, little olivia smith is more than a survivor. She's a living, breathing miracle. Olivia was sitting on a chair, right next to me with one colored pencil. And all of a sudden, olivia was on the floor crying. And my 3-year-old started crying, it's in her head. Reporter: That pencil pierced the 19-month-old's eye, and lodged 5 1/2 inches in her brain. And when first responders arrived -- I've been in the business for 13 years. I don't think I've seen anything like this. Reporter: As olivia went to the hospital, her mother fears the worst. Look at this stunning x-ray. It's the first thing surgeons at boston children's hospital see. The pencil entered over the right eye and crossed the brain to the back next to the left ear. Reporter: And though it de defide defies logic, if pencil didn't puncture anything vital. The but baffled. There was an injury being held in place by the pencil. Reporter: This morning, with the help of a team of 50 doctors and a one-of-a-kind procedure, this became this. Little olivia, home much sooner than anyone could have anticipated. More resilient than anyone could have imagined. For "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. So glad she's okay. Coming up, how women

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