Eli Thompson, the boy who made the news when he was born in 2015 without a nose due to a rare condition (read here) has died at the age of 2 in Alabama.
Eli was born prematurely with congenital arhinia — a condition so rare it reportedly affects only one in nearly 200 million births.
The condition can cause trouble with breathing and eating. His soft palate also did not develop fully. At only 5 days old, he received a tracheotomy. All through his short life, he required constant care. Caring for a baby with the same condition Eli suffered from is known to take a lot of work.
A story about Eli’s birth written by Today.com, read: “Mom and dad need to suction the tracheotomy at least two times a day and clean around it. They also have to change the ties that hold the tracheotomy in place becaRead More Eli Thompson, the Baby born without a nose dies after 2 years