Nickolas Coke

 

 

Age: 3

 

Summary: medical curiosity figure who was born with a rare neural tube birth defect known as anencephaly that occurs in about 1 in 10,000 births but survived three years despite being born without most of his brain, in which the exact cause of the condition is unknown, but possible causes include environmental toxins and low intake of folic acid by the mother during pregnancy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Viral infection

 

Born: December 18, 2008

 

Died: October 31, 2012

 

Location: Pueblo, Colorado