Every year, out of all the babies born in the world, 15 million babies are born premature. Out of these 15 million, the United States alone has nearly 120,000 premature births in which the baby has some sort of a defect. This shows us that every day, kids are born with some sort of defect and struggle with normal life. One of these kids is Isaiah Acosta, a baby that was born without a jaw. He could not breathe or eat on his own and at the time of birth, he did not know what the world had in store for him.

Meet Isaiah Acosta

Isaiah Acosta was born on October 31, 1999 in Glendale, Arizona, USA. The pregnancy lasted seven months and due to this fact, he was without oxygen for the first 15 minutes of his life. The doctors told his parents, Tarah and Sergio, that he would not likely survive and even if he did, he would not be able to walk or talk and be bed-ridden for the rest of his life. However, the doctors were unaware of the fact that Isaiah was a fighter.

The Many Medical Conditions


Apart from the deprivation of oxygen, Isaiah also suffers from agnathia, a rare condition that is marked by the absence of his lower jaw. Without the lower jaw and the respiratory pathways, Isaiah was not able to breathe, talk, or eat on his own. He had to breathe through a tracheal tube in his neck and get nutrition through a tube in his stomach.

Click the next button below to continue.