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.
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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.