By the Numbers: Rare Surgery Saves the Smallest Lives

This month, The Daily Signal told the remarkable story of Elijah Leffingwell, a 2-year-old miracle child whose life was saved before he was even out of the womb.

Thanks to fetal surgery, a rare procedure only available at a few hospitals around the world, doctors were able to remove a tumor the size of an orange from Elijah’s lung.

Feature Story on Elijah: A Life Saved Before Birth

The infographic below breaks down the basic numbers behind fetal surgery, and how many people it’s saved since its creation.

Infographic by Kelsey Harris

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