Musa Dayib slipped through the gaps in a balcony railing, surviving only because he landed on a patch of mulch and received immediate assistance from his father, Guled Ahed. The baby avoided landing on both pavement and a steel-lined generator by mere inches.
Said one neighbor, "When people found out he survived, no one could believe it."
"He's a kid so they tend to be more flexible and pliable than you and I would be," explained Dr. Tina Slusher, who is treating Dayib. "Having said that, it's a real gift from God that he made it because this is a huge fall."
"It's definitely a miracle. It's God's gift to his family. Kids don't fall this far and make it often. Especially without a serious brain injury. You or I would've been dead."
Members of the mostly Somali-American community have pledged to raise money for the family while Musa "the miracle baby" recovers.