A three-year-old Colorado boy born without a brain has died after living what doctors called a miracle life.
Nickolas Coke suffered from a rare condition known as anencephaly, meaning he was born with only a brain stem.
While most children with this condition die shortly after their birth, Nickolas far exceeded that sentence.
Surviving on little else than pain medication, Nickolas lived what his family called an incredible life.
'He was never hooked up to any machines, no tubes, no nothing
'He taught us everything, he taught the love, how to be family. He taught us everything.'
Kohut, who was with Nickolas when he died, said the boy stopped breathing after having difficulties doing so all morning.
Medical officials attempted to revive him using CPR, but after three failed attempt, he was pronounced dead.
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