Eli Thompson was born with a rare condition called arhinia, which is defined as being born with the absence of a nose and nasal cavities. We are sad to announce that Eli has recently passed away because of his condition. He was just two years old.
The condition which little Eli was born with affects only one in 197 million births.
When Eli was born, he was given a tracheotomy, which is performed when a patient’s airway is blocked. It involves surgically opening the windpipe to allow access to a breathing tube. Eli passed away due to health complications stemming from his rare condition.
Jeremy Finch, Eli’s father, announced on Facebook that his son had passed away at Springhill Medical Centre in Alabama.
“We lost our little buddy last night. I’ll never be able to make sense of why this happened, and this will hurt deeply for a long time,” he wrote.
“But I’m so blessed to have had this beautiful boy in my life.”
“He finished his race a lot earlier than we would have liked, but it was God’s time to bring him back home. I’ll forever look forward to seeing him at the gates of Heaven waiting on me to give me another one of his famous fist bumps,” the post continued.
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