As Laith's mother was rushed to hospital by her husband and aunt to deliver him, their car was stopped at a checkpoint in a form of roadblocks. Cars were prevented from crossing and the only way to pass was by foot, but due to the intense pain Umm Laith couldn't walk and they had to drive through a different route. On the way his mother was no longer able to bare the pain and started giving birth to him inside the car, by that time they had reached another checkpoint and had to wait in line to be let through. Laith was born inside the car with the help of his aunt. The umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck which his aunt had to carefully remove. 30 minutes later a medical team arrived to cut the cord and take care of him and his mother. Laith still suffers from breathing problems.
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