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Baby born with nearly no brain still alive 10 years later

Jan 11, 2016

UPDATED 11:00 PM CST Jan 10, 2016 Few thought Alex, a baby born with almost no brain, had any chance of surviving, but that was 10 years ago. "She would cry for about 20 hours a day," said Shawn Simpson, Alex's father. "It was crazy," added Lorena Simpson, Alex's mother. "I've had to hold her. " [Video: Baby born with nearly no brain still alive 10 years later] Doctors thought Alex had digestion issues and tried different formulas. When she was two months old, a diagnosis was offered. "He says Alex was born with condition called hydraencephaly, born without a brain," Shawn Simpson said. "90 percent of babies with this abort themselves before they are born. "Or they die before six months," Lorena Simpson said. Doctors told the Simpsons that Alex could die at any point. "Those six months, every day and night thinking, 'This is the day, today will be the day,'" Lorena Simpson said. Alex has a little of her cerebellum. One of the things the cerebellum does is it keeps people aware of their surroundings. "You saw her smiling," Shawn Simpson said. "She knows her mom and dad, her little brother. She knows when good things are going on around her. She knows when bad things are going on; she will cry or have a sad face. " Alex is relatively healthy. In her room are signs of the equipment she needs. She had one close call, when she stopped breathing twice and her heart stopped. However, the Simpsons said her doctors are amazed at her health. For now, they take it one day at a time and they feel blessed. "I would not take Alex any other way," Shawn Simpson said. "We have learned to love her the way she is. She has blessed our family so much. " Doctors aren't sure what caused the condition. They believe Alex might have suffered a stroke in the womb, cutting off the flow of blood to the brain. The oldest confirmed case of someone with hydranencephaly died after their 33rd birthday. Tweet Copyright 2016 by  KETV.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CODING SYSTEM. STAY ANONYMOUS. BRANDI: FEW GAVE HER A CHANCE. A BABY BORN WITH LITTLE BRAIN. TONIGHT, A FAMILY'S LOVE, AND FAMILY WHO FEELS BLESSED BY ALEX. JOHN: >> IT WAS CRAZY. SHE CRIED 20 HOURS A DAY. COACH RILEY: -- JOHN: SHE WAS DIAGNOS WITHOUT DEVASTATING NEWS BUT NOT THE END OF A STORY. THIS IS ALEX NOW. ODDS. >> 90% OF THE BABIES BORN IN THIS CONDITION OF BOARD THEY ARE BORN. MONTHS. JOHN: THAT IS WHAT DOCTORS TOLD SHE COULD GO AT ANY TIME. CEREBELLUM. SURROUNDINGS. >> SHE KNOWS HER MOM AND DAD AND HER LITTLE BROTHER. SHE KNOWS WHEN GOOD THINGS ARE GOING ON AROUND US. SAD FACE. JOHN: SHE IS RELATIVELY HEALTHY. SHE HAD ONE CLOSE CALL. SHE STOPPED BREATHING TWICE AND HER HEART STOPPED BUT THE FAMILY HER HEALTH. THEY TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME AND THEY FEEL BLESSED. OTHER WAY. WAY SHE IS. SHE HAS BLESSED OUR FAMILY. BRANDI: DOCTORS ARE NOT SURE WHAT CAUSED THE CONDITION. THEY BELIEVE SHE MAY HAVE SUFFERED A STROKE IN THE WOMB CUTTING OFF THE FLOW OF BLOOD TO

Shawn Simpson Investments

1 Investments

Shawn Simpson has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Relevvant as part of their Seed VC on January 1, 2011.

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/3/2011

Seed VC

Relevvant

$0.65M

Yes

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Date

1/3/2011

Round

Seed VC

Company

Relevvant

Amount

$0.65M

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

1

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