This is a snapshot of the unborn baby, his age - 21 weeks and its operating surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with Spina bifida *, and he would not have survived if he had learned from his mother's womb. Therefore, the surgeon removes the uterus via C-section and makes it a small incision to operate on the baby without removing it from the uterus. As Dr. Bruner completed operate Little Samuel, kid stuck his tiny, but fully developed little hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger.
Dr. Bruner says that it was the most exciting moment of his life, at this moment, in the midst of the operational process, it literally froze and could not move. Publishers titled this picture "Hand of Hope." The text under the photo reads: "A tiny little hand 21-week fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerged from the womb to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if to thank Dr. for the gift of life." Little Samuel's mother said they "wept a few days when they saw the picture. This image reminds us that my pregnancy is not an illness or physical disability, this little man. "Samuel was born completely healthy, the operation was a 100% success.
Now Samuel 7 years.
* Spina bifida - is incurable congenital defect of the spine in which the person is not able to keep right and walk normally. However, surgical intervention at the stage of formation of the spine when the baby is still in the womb, allows you to completely eliminate this defect.