Doctors call 15-month-old Musa Dayib a “miracle baby."
That title seems appropriate after Musa managed to wiggle through the bars of his family’s balcony and plummeted to the ground below.
The child broke both arms, fractured his back and is on a breathing machine, but doctors say there is no brain damage.
“It's God's gift to his family,” Attending physician Dr. Tina Slusher told KARE-11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Kids don't fall this far and make it often, especially without a serious brain injury."
“You or I would've been dead," she said.
Musa likely survived because he landed on a small patch of fresh mulch, providing just enough cushion to save him.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the baby, and his three-year-old sister were playing when their father left them and went to the kitchen.
A few minutes later the girl ran in yelling that the baby had fallen. The family says the lock on the door is broken, but the building meets all codes for construction of the balconies.