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Boy who survived 3 years without brain dies

Nickolas Coke was born with a condition known as anencephaly

By EMS1 Staff

PUEBLO, Colo. — A Colo. boy who survived three years without a brain has died.

Nickolas Coke was born with only a brain stem, a condition known as anencephaly.

Sherri Kohut, Coke's grandmother, believes he caught a virus, which greatly affected his breathing, causing his death on Oct. 31.

Eventually Coke stopped breathing and three attempts to revive him failed, according to KOAA.

Most babies born with anencephaly typically are still born or live just a few days. Doctors said they did not expect Coke to live more than a few hours.

"He was our hero because he showed the strength, if I can do this, anything can be done," Kohut said. "He will always be remembered."

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Caroline Donnelly Caroline Donnelly Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:41:15 AM nite nite kid...sweet dreams x from ireland....
Bob Paul Bob Paul Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:19:11 PM So sorry for your loss!
Theresa Beck Theresa Beck Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:37:59 PM Prayers to the family. No one should loose their child.
Teri Lynn Alogna Teri Lynn Alogna Friday, November 16, 2012 6:54:29 PM God bless you sweet little Angel!

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