When Nicholas Coke was born, doctors expect him to die after just a few hours. He was born with a genetic disease know as anencephaly meaning that he has no brain, only a brain stem, and is unable to see, hear or move voluntarily. But you want to know the most amazing thing? Despite this, he’s now almost three years old..
Nicholas, who was born on December 18, 2008, takes a daily cocktail of medications to prevent seizures and other complications, and his family constantly live with the knowledge that their child could die at any moment, still, his mother says that she’s grateful for every moment they’ve been given:
I can’t believe he’s mine, I can’t believe that he came to me. He was sent here for a reason, whether it was for me to learn how to love more or just…he’s my angel, he’s my everything.