'Miracle Baby' Survives 11-Story Fall

| by Emily Smith

A 15-month-old toddler fell from an 11-story balcony over the weekend and survived.

Doctors and neighbors have called the Minneapolis toddler a “miracle baby”.

Little Musa Dayib and his 3-year-old sister were in the family’s living room when their father stepped out for a second. That is when Dayib’s sister opened the sliding glass door to the balcony and Dayib apparently slipped out.

The girl immediately ran to her father and alerted him that Dayib had fallen off the balcony.

“If you and I feel that far, we would be dead,” Dr. Tina Slusher of the pediatric department at Hennepin County Medical Center said.

Slusher attributed the child’s survival to the flexibility of babies and the fact that he landed in a soft pile of mulch.

Though Dayib is in critical condition with a concussion and multiple broken bones, doctors expect him to live.

Sources: NY Daily News, USA Today