Saturday, November 03, 2012

Ancephalic Boy Dies at Three Years of Age

A Colorado family is mourning this week the death of a son who was born without a brain. Although anencephaly – a condition in which babies are born with only a brain stem – affects 1 in 10,000 births, most live only a few hours or days. Nickolas Coke lived three years before succumbing to pneumonia.

Because he lacked a brain, Nickolas could not speak, walk, or eat. He often had seizures. But his family regarded him as a treasure. “He taught us everything, he taught the love, how to be family. He taught us everything,” his grandmother told local media.

Watch the news video at BioEdge

Often, people try to frame abortion as a favour to the baby. Because he wouldn't have any quality of life.

That baby didn't look unhappy in that video.