What will you do if your child may die if he falls asleep? Are you going to stay at night with him just to see if he is still breathing? Are you gonna make millions of coffee just to make him alive? Now, watch this viral video of a boy could die if he falls asleep who defied odds!
According to a certain report, this twelve-year-old Liam Derbyshire has been beating the odds - and cheating death - for his entire life.
It is also stated that when he was an infant, doctors told Liam’s parents that the boy probably wouldn’t make it past six weeks because he was born with a rare condition called central hypoventilation, which makes it impossible for him to draw a breath automatically. That means that when he nods off, he could stop breathing.
So, each night Liam’s parents hook him up to a respirator that breathes for him once he fell off to sleep. “You go from having a child who you believe to be normal when he is born to suddenly realizing that he has quite a catastrophic condition,” his mother, Kim Derbyshire said.
The colloquial name for the condition, Ondine’s Curse, derives from a fairy tale in which the
Water Nymph Ondine bewitched an unfaithful lover. He had sworn that his every waking breath would be a testimony of his love. When she learned of his unfaithfulness, she cast a spell that would make him forget to breathe if he fell asleep.
When he eventually fell asleep out of exhaustion his breathing stopped. For Liam’s parents, the worry isn’t limited to nighttime. They have to watch him constantly to make sure he doesn’t get tired and nod off in a nap. When they go for a drive, Kim has to keep her eyes on the road – and on her son.
Liam’s medical problems aren’t limited to his breathing condition. He’s also had to battle cancer and a bowel disease in his twelve short years.
But in spite of what he has been through, his family says Liam has "exceeded all expectations."
Lastly, Kim said:
"Every day the doctors are amazed at how fit he is. He has defied all the odds. We have been very fortunate with Liam that he has had the life that he's got. We always wanted him to have as normal a life as we could give him."
What a very optimistic boy! Miracles do happen to those who believe in it!
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