A baby born without a nose has been called perfect by his mother.
Eli, was born on March 4, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces to proud parents, Brandi McGlathery and Troy Thompson.
But doctors immediately noticed something was different, Eli did not have a nose.
At birth, Eli started breathing through his mouth.
Eli Thompson has an extremely rare condition known as complete congenital arhinia and there are only about 37 cases worldwide like his. The chance of being born with congenital arhinia is one in 197 million, his mother told reporters.
“I never expected anything to be wrong with him, every ultrasound I ever had came back normal, so I was expecting a perfectly healthy baby boy, but to my surprise Eli was born without a nose,” Brandi wrote on her Go Fund Me page.
But Eli’s parents are smitten, “We think he’s perfect the way he is,” the newborn’s mother said
“We’re going to do our best to make sure he’s happy. The rest of him is so cute, sometimes you don’t realize he doesn’t have a nose,” she said.
NOTE: After the group Live Action published a story on Eli, Facebook told the pro-life group that it could not be promoted in an ad on the social media site because “the image or video thumbnail may shock or evoke a negative response from viewers.”
In response, Live Action wrote this, “Facebook’s advertising policies ought to showcase the beauty of all life, and it is time for Facebook’s advertising policies to be anti-discriminatory. Not everyone is going to look perfect by the standards of media, but Eli’s life is valued deeply, and he is loved for who he is. Facebook should allow promotion of this story.”
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