Nickolas Coke defied the odds, living three years without a brain due to a birth defect. He passed away in Colorado earlier this week, reports the AP.
Coke, who lived in Pueblo, Colorado, was born with only a brain stem. Most babies born with this condition, called anencephaly, don't survive long after birth or are stillborn. The fact that this Colorado boy lived to see his third birthday is amazing.Coke reportedly survived without medical equipment and was playing with pumpkins before...Read Full Story
Nicholas Coke was born one year ago with a rare and horrific birth defect that left him without most of his brain. Infants suffering from the condition, known as anencephaly, are often born without the tops of their heads, the skin and skull missing, and they usually die within hours or days at the most. Nicholas Coke has wowed doctors by surviving a full year now, and his mother, Sheena, says he's a miracle baby. "He's a miracle," she told KOAA-TV in Colorado. "He's changed so many lives...Read Full Story
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Nicholas Coke (born Dec. 18, 2008) was born without most of his brain, a birth defect called anencephaly. Most babies born with the condition die within hours or days. Nicholas Coke stunned doctors and family has he was able to leave the hospital and continued to grow.