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