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Reasons to celebrate

One-year-old Bristol Heller of Volcano is thriving after undergoing prenatal surgery for a rare birth defect

By Nancy Arcayna

POSTED: 12:30 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Little Bristol Heller celebrates, not one, but two birthdays each year.</span></p>
<p>In addition to her traditional birthday observed every April 1, her parents Lindsay and Wade Heller throw a small party for her each &quot;butt birthday&quot; to honor the day nearly two years ago when Bristol &mdash; or rather her backside &mdash; made its first appearance outside the womb during a risky prenatal surgery for spina bifida, a birth defect that affects an estimated 1,500 babies in the U.S. annually.</p>
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Little Bristol Heller celebrates, not one, but two birthdays each year.

In addition to her traditional birthday observed every April 1, her parents Lindsay and Wade Heller throw a small party for her each "butt birthday" to honor the day nearly two years ago when Bristol — or rather her backside — made its first appearance outside the womb during a risky prenatal surgery for spina bifida, a birth defect that affects an estimated 1,500 babies in the U.S. annually. Login for more...



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