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    Adorable baby wakes up from coma with smile for dad

    Little Michael was just like any other baby when he was born. But his parents’ world turned upside down when he turned 14 weeks and 3 days. He had a heart attack while sleeping and would later fall into a coma.
    Adorable baby wakes up from coma with smile for dad

    According to his parents, they had put little Michael to bed “like any other baby.'' It was a peaceful, uneventful night. But at 5AM, he suffered cardiac arrest.

    Adorable baby wakes up from coma with smile for dad
    Photo credit: Go Fund Me / Emma Labuschagne

    Their hearts broke as they helplessly watched their baby gasping for breath, unsure of what they could do to help save his life. The paramedics were angels who worked tirelessly to save the tiny baby’s life.

    While they didn’t even know whether Michael would make it through, their baby turned out to be a little brave fighter. He would go on to survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that only 7% of patients do, their Go Fund Me campaign page shared.

    Adorable baby wakes up from coma with smile for dad
    Photo credit: Go Fund Me / Emma Labuschagne

    It turned out that little Michael had a cardiac fibroma, a benign tumor, attached to the septum within the left chamber of his tiny heart.

    But while benign, the tumor still affects his heart and has to be removed. While Michael and his parents live in the UK, the technology needed to remove the rare tumor is only available at Boston Children’s Hospital, ranked #1 pediatric hospital in the world.

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    Unsure whether Michael would survive, his parents were still not ready to give up.

    Adorable baby wakes up from coma with smile for dad
    Photo credit: Go Fund Me / Emma Labuschagne

    As he woke up from his coma and smiled at his dad, they knew his little life is truly worth fighting for. They decided to seek help from netizens, raising funds to pay for the surgery. They were quoted $147,000 (£116,000) for the procedure; and would still need to pay for plane fares and other things needed as they bring Michael to the US.

    Netizens responded with great love to this adorable baby. To date, the funds raised surpassed their goal of £120,000 ($155,000), with netizens sending in donations that amounted to over £192,000 ($248,400).

    Michael is on his way to Boston for the life-saving surgery. The family promised to share any leftover amount to a family with a similar situation as baby Michael.

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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