MOBILE, Ala. – Eli Thompson, the famed baby born without a nose, died Saturday evening according to our news partner AL.com.
The child’s family says he died around 10:40 PM at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile.
Eli was “very, very bright and happy, always smiling and giving everybody fist bumps,” Finch told AL.com in a phone interview Sunday morning.
“He touched a lot of people’s lives. A lot of people cared for him.” Finch said.
Eli learned how to use baby sign language and was beginning speech therapy at home with a speaking valve. His favorite word was “cookie”.
Eli’s condition was medically known as Arhinia, a rare facial anomaly which affects one in 197 million births.
For information on Eli’s GoFundMe click here.