A baby fell from the 11th floor of an apartment building in Minneapolis, Minnesota and miraculously survived … because he is just a baby.
15-month old Musa Dayib was playing with his father Guled Ahmed and his siblings on that fateful day … and when Ahmed went into the kitchen, his 3-year old daughter came to him less than a minute later and simply said, ‘The baby fell.’
Guled then looked down from the balcony and saw the boy on the ground. He quickly ran downstairs with his daughter, picked the baby up and rushed to the hospital.
‘I don’t think my brother and his wife will recover from this. They really torture themselves,’ said the boy’s uncle Abdirahim Ahmed. ‘My brother just stepped out in the kitchen and his little daughter opened the door. And his youngest son stepped out that quick and went through. Sometimes things happen. My brother is terrified and I don’t think he will be the same ever again.’
Doctors attributed the ‘miracle baby”s survival to his small size and his still elastic bones.
‘Little [kids] are more flexible and don’t break as easily as we do and he also fell in a very small patch of mulch,’physician Tina Slusher at Hennepin County Medical Center told KARE 11. ‘It’s definitely a miracle. It’s God’s gift to his family. Kids don’t fall this far and make it often. Especially without a serious brain injury. You and I would’ve been dead.’
The boy suffered a broken spine and ribs, a punctured lung and a concussion, and is in critical but stable condition.