Eli was born in March 2016 without a nose. This feature sets him apart from all the other babies. But as everybody will notice, he is too cute inspite of this missing feature. Eli, the unique baby boy is so cute and each heart would melt after watching him.
Eli was diagnosed with congenital arhinia. This rare disease affects only one in 197,000,000. It is so rare that only 43 cases have been reported worldwide since 1931.
He lives off on tracheotomy. Tracheotomy is an incision done in the windpipe to remove any obstruction in breathing.
He received his first tracheotomy at the age of 5 in USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Mobile.
“I had been in labor for 23 hours with him. To be honest I thought I was hallucinating when I noticed that he didn’t have a nose,” Eli’s mother, Brandi McGalthery told USA Today.
Doctors were in a fix if he had sinus cavities at the time of his birth. Fortunately, it was soon cured as Eli’s mother shared this news on her Facebook page that goes by the name Eli’s story.
“Our sweet Eli no longer has microcephaly (abnormally small head/brain), his body is producing testosterone on its own finally (no hormone therapy for us!), AND (drum roll, please) HE HAS MAXILLARY SINUS CAVITIES! Those are located in his cheekbones. We are still uncertain if he has ethmoid cavities (the ones behind his nose), but we are so thankful for all of this wonderful news! We are so blessed!” she wrote.