Baby boy born without a nose dies at 2 years old

Updated 12:28 pm, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

On March 4, 2015, Timothy Eli Thompson was born without a nose due to a condition called congenital complete arhinia. Sadly, Thompson’s father, Jeremy Finch, reports the adorable baby boy died on June 2, 2017.

On June 3, Finch, of Mobile, Alabama, announced his 2-year-old son’s death in a moving Facebook post, but did not share a cause of death.

“We lost our little buddy last night,” Finch wrote in the post. “I’ll never be able to make sense of why this happened, and this will hurt deeply for a long time, 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!

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“I love you little man. Rest in peace with my Father.” reached out to Finch, but we’ve  yet to hear back.

Finch’s wife, Anamarie Finch, who is Thompson’s stepmother, also posted a tribute to the baby boy saying, “I miss you so much bubba! You will forever have a piece of my heart. I love you precious boy.”

According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, congenital complete arhinia is defined as, “The complete absence of the nose from birth.” It’s estimated this condition only affects one in nearly 200 million births.

Since the announcement of Thompson’s death, the family in Mobile, Alabama, has set up a GoFundMe account. In under 24 hours, over 450 people have raised over $19,360 dollars.

The fundraising goal to cover the costs of Thompson’s funeral expenses was just $12,000, so the extra money is going toward charities that helped Thompson before his death, including The Ronald McDonald House and The Make a Wish Foundation, according to the GoFundMe account.