The medical team in Nashville, Tennessee conducted a surgery on Julie Armas in her 21st week of pregnancy on August 19 1999.
The baby was diagnosed with spine deformity before she gave birth. This was the reason why the doctors decided to perform a surgery before the birth term.
The photo was taken during the surgery. The little baby was holding the doctor’s finger during the operation. The baby was born on December 2, 1999.
The baby’s name is Samuel and today he is 16 years old. He uses instruments for his knees and a wheelchair for longer distances. He likes playing basketball and swimming. He can do everything what his friend are doing.