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Living with a craniofacial condition

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Grayson McLaughlin and his family. Grayson McLaughlin and his family.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A Spokane family is giving thanks for their son's health tonight after a two-year journey treating their toddler's birth defect.

Grayson McLaughlin was born with a craniofacial condition, which caused his skull to fuse together too early.

It's a condition that affects one in every 2,000 babies, and a condition that forced Grayson to get surgery.

At 10 months old, Grayson had intensive surgery and stayed in Seattle Children's Hospital for five days. His progress was slow and steady, and now, he's almost made a full recovery.

“He just had his two-year post-op, and they did another CT scan, and it's incredible when you look at his skull beforehand and right after surgery and now. It seems like all his bone has pretty much grown back. His brain can grow all the way that it should and he seems to be doing really really awesome,” said Kit McLaughlin, Grayson's mother.

For more information and resources on craniofacial conditions click here

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