Parents of baby born without a nose call him “perfect”

A baby born without a nose has been called perfect by his mother.

Eli, was born on March 4, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces to proud parents, Brandi McGlathery and Troy Thompson.

But doctors immediately noticed something was different, Eli did not have a nose.

Eli Thompson born without a nose

At birth, Eli started breathing through his mouth.

Eli Thompson has an extremely rare condition known as complete congenital arhinia and there are only about 37 cases worldwide like his. The chance of being born with congenital arhinia is one in 197 million, his mother told reporters.

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I never expected anything to be wrong with him, every ultrasound I ever had came back normal, so I was expecting a perfectly healthy baby boy, but to my surprise Eli was born without a nose,” Brandi wrote on her Go Fund Me page.

But Eli’s parents are smitten, “We think he’s perfect the way he is,” the newborn’s mother said

Eli and mamma thompson no nose baby

We’re going to do our best to make sure he’s happy. The rest of him is so cute, sometimes you don’t realize he doesn’t have a nose,” she said.

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NOTE: After the group Live Action published a story on Eli, Facebook told the pro-life group that it could not be promoted in an ad on the social media site because “the image or video thumbnail may shock or evoke a negative response from viewers.”

Eli Facebook Live Action

In response, Live Action wrote this, “Facebook’s advertising policies ought to showcase the beauty of all life, and it is time for Facebook’s advertising policies to be anti-discriminatory. Not everyone is going to look perfect by the standards of media, but Eli’s life is valued deeply, and he is loved for who he is. Facebook should allow promotion of this story.”

Leave your thoughts about Eli and Facebook’s response to his story.


  • He’s so cute. God only gives gifts no matter what. Hes lucky to call them mom and dad cause they are right he’s perfect!!!

    Comment by diannia Bird on April 9, 2015 at 5:18 pm
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  • beautiful boy and so precious in God’s sight! congratulations! I was wondering if later on in life they could reconstruct a nose? I know technology has really changed over the years and maybe they could find a way to do that and by the way he does look like he has one to me. but he is a blessing! :)

    Comment by lori zubroski on March 31, 2015 at 10:37 pm
  • This is a truly amazing story, and even though little Eli has no nose he is one of the cutest little guys I have ever seen. I hope he lives a long and happy life and doesn’t let anything or anyone keep him from doing whatever he wants to do. Congratulations to his mom Brandi McGlathery and his dad Troy Thompson. You two have a very unique and very handsome little boy. :)

    Comment by Brandy Peffer on March 31, 2015 at 7:23 pm

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