Baby born with heart OUTSIDE his chest defies odds of a million to one to survive

***EXCLUSIVE*** ** EDITORS WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT **  UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - MARCH 29: A baby boy born to parents Priyanka Pal, 24, and father Nirbhay Pal, 30, in Sultanpur seen with his heart protruding from his chest, which is a rare condition called 'ectopia cordis' on March 29, 2014 Uttar Pradesh, India.  This incredibly rare defect, ectopia cordis, affects only eight in every million births and ninety percent of these are stillborn or die within three days.  Nirbhay, who works as a mason and makes 3 GBP a day, was told by the doctors that baby will not live long with the condition, and needs an immediate surgery at a better medical facility. The baby has now been shifted from the Sultanpur hospital to a hospital in the neighboring city of Dehradun. Nirbhay and Priyanka got married four years ago and this is their first child.  PHOTOGRAPH BY Sanjay Panday/ Barcroft India  UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com  USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com  Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com

A baby boy born with his heart on the outside of his chest has stunned doctors by surviving into his sixth day.

The child stunned medics to overcome the odds despite suffering from ectopia cordis – an incredibly rare heart condition.

The miracle tot’s parents have launched a desperate appeal to help him live longer after he was born in Uttar Pradesh state on Wednesday.

rare heart condition.

The miracle tot’s parents have launched a desperate appeal to help him live longer after he was born in Uttar Pradesh state on Wednesday.

Although the chances of him surviving past his third day was less than one in a million, the as-yet-unnamed tot is in need of private health care and a vital but expensive operation.

But parents Priyanka, 24, and Nirbhay Pal, 31, earn less than £3 a day and have no way of funding the treatment required for their first child.

Dad Nirbhay said: “The doctors said we should go to a private hospital and get surgery done.

“But I am a poor man. We can barely afford two square meals a day. I don’t know what to do. We are hoping that the government will help us.”

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