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'Miracle baby' survives 11-story fall

Physician: "You or I would have been dead."
By Matt Bradwell   |   May 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 (UPI) -- A 15-month-old boy is in critical condition at a Minneapolis hospital after surviving an 11-story fall from an apartment balcony.

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.

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