Miracle Baby Born Without A Brain Is One Today

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Nicholas Coke is a one-year-old living miracle; He was born without a brain, he is unable to see, hear or even crawl yet despite everything he has managed to make history.  Nicholas suffers from Anencephaly, which is a congenital disorder that results from a neural tube defect that occurs when the head end of the neural tube fails to close, usually between the 23rd and 26th day of pregnancy, resulting in the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull and scalp.

Anencephaly occurs in approximately 1 out of 10,000 births, although the exact number is not known because many of these pregnancies result in a miscarriage, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

The cause of anencephaly is as of yet unknown, many in the medical profession believe it is probably triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental.

We do know however that taking Folic Acid can help prevent anencephaly.

Nicholas has survived without doctors, or tubes. His mother Sheena said that he had even shown signs of emotion. Nicolas’s first smile has brought his mother a glimmer of comfort; the family is celebrating every moment, as they have no way of knowing if  Nicolas’s next breath might be his last.  All of us at prem2pram wish Nicholas a Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.

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