Boy without a brain laughed and played in last days

Last updated 09:48 02/11/2012
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LAST PHOTOS: Nicholas Coke was laughing and playing with pumpkins.

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A US boy who survived three years without a brain has died.

Nickolas Coke surprised doctors after he born with only a brain stem. Most babies with that condition are stillborn or die shortly after birth.

According to KOAA-TV, the boy survived without medical equipment and was playing with pumpkins before he died earlier this week.

"He was laughing because he thought it was funny that we couldn't get him to stay still enough to roll off the pumpkins," Sherri Kohut, Nickolas' grandmother told KOAA-TV.

KOAA reports that Nickolas' condition is known as anencephaly. The Coke family lives in Pueblo, outside Colorado Springs.

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