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Baby Without a Brain : A Miracle Story
Health News ^ | December 19, 2009

Posted on 12/19/2009 6:03:24 AM PST by NYer

Pueblo, Colorado - Nicholas Coke, a baby boy from Pueblo is a living miracle. He was born with no brain. He can’t see, hear, crawl or suck, but still managed to make a history. This week he has completed his one year’s tough fight for survival.

The disease Nicholas was born with is called Anencephaly. It’s a genetic disorder in which a person has no brain, just a brain stem. Anencephaly is a defect in the closure of the neural tube during development in the womb. The neural tube is a narrow channel that folds and closes between the third and fourth weeks of pregnancy, forming the brain and the spinal cord. In rare cases, one end of the neural tube does not close. This results in the absence of a major part of the brain, skull, and scalp.

Anencephaly occurs in about 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 unknown, although the mother’s diet, including an insufficient intake of folic acid, may play a role. Most scientists, however, believe many other factors are also involved.

Nicholas, the miracle child has survived without doctors, or tubes. Her mother Sheena told that he even showed sign of emotion. It was his first smile that brings solace to her poor mother.

They are celebrating every moment as they didn’t know when that fateful moment would come and they had to witness their child breathing his last breath.

We wish Nicholas a Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas. May God bless him.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: abortion; anencephaly; moralabsolutes; prolife
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To: metmom

True.


51 posted on 12/19/2009 4:38:56 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: calex59
Flame me if you want, but my heart goes out to this child who can NEVER have a decent life, or even any life as we know it.

This confuses me. Your heart goes out to this child, so it should be killed?

If this were my child, I'd care for it as long as it would live. No killing kids in my world, regardless their born condition.

52 posted on 12/19/2009 5:15:32 PM PST by Big Giant Head (Running my computer bare naked for over a year with no infections at all.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

The soul is created directly by God and is united with the body at conception. Among other things, one can consider the soul to be the “life force” that makes us live - from that very first moment of our existence in our mother’s womb until it is separated from the body at our physical death. In any case, it is given to us at our conception, when none of us had a brain of any type at all. Therefore, questions regarding lack of a functioning brain are irrelevant. The child, however incapacitated mentally, is still a human being, endowed by God with an immortal soul.


53 posted on 12/19/2009 5:57:46 PM PST by magisterium
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To: NYer

This is not rare, this is the only one I have read of that survived even a couple of hours with this defect..Its one of a kind...God Bless him.....rare means it only happens rarely, this never happen before...


54 posted on 12/19/2009 6:40:07 PM PST by goat granny
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To: magisterium

Good, logical response. Thanks.


55 posted on 12/19/2009 8:37:00 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: NYer

It is possible that it is the babies soul that at times comes through.


56 posted on 12/21/2009 1:51:16 AM PST by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: Kieri
The great I AM gave me the words, “I know, Grandpa, but there’s something left that God wants you to do for him.”

Absolutely beautiful. You (with the help of Our Lord) nailed it!
57 posted on 12/21/2009 7:52:48 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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