This Feb. 8, 2011 photo shows Daniel Meyer, 13, center, with his parents, Cory and Scott, in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. In 1997, doctors at Vanderbilt University operated on Daniel while he was still in the ... more 
This Feb. 8, 2011 photo shows Daniel Meyer, 13, center, with his parents, Cory and Scott, in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. In 1997, doctors at Vanderbilt University operated on Daniel while he was still in the womb to repair a spine defect. A landmark study found children who had fetal surgery to correct spina bifida fared better than those who had the operation after birth. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Donn Jones
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 6:18 AM EST