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 Nickolas J. Coke

Nickolas J. Coke

Birth
Colorado, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 3)
Colorado, USA
Burial Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 100007651 · View Source
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Nickolas Coke, 3, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully Oct 31, 2012. He is survived by his parents, Sheena and Jesse Cardona; siblings, Raylynn, Antonio, Alyson, Jayden, Jayce; grandparents, Sherri and Daryl Smith, Laura and Jesse Mondragon, Jesse Cardona; great-grandparents, Linda and Daymond Verhine, Janet and Virgil Schaefer, Joe Cardona, Albert Mondragon; many loving aunts and uncles, special friends, Wilma Stokes and Kay Freeman; also numerous relatives and friends. A special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Nickolas Coke's life has proven miracles do happen. Donations may be made to US Bank in his name. Visitation, 11 a.m., with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Pueblo Chieftain Sun Nov 4 2012
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Nickolas Coke, 3, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2012. Visitation, 11 a.m., with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
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A Colorado boy who survived three years without a brain has died.

Nickolas Coke, of Pueblo, was born with only a brain stem, a condition known as anencephaly (an-en-SEF-uh-lee).

The National Center for Biotechnology Information says most babies born with anencephaly live only a few days. The center says it occurs in 1 out of 10,000 births.

Nickolas' grandmother, Sherri Kohut, tells KOAA-TV ( ) that she believes Nickolas came down with a virus. She says he had difficulty breathing Wednesday and eventually stopped. She says three attempts to revive him failed. http://tinyurl.com/a4d7tdy

Relatives say Nickolas survived without special medical equipment but required several kinds of medicine.

Kohut says Nickolas taught his family how to love and about the strength of family. She recalls him laughing as he played among pumpkins recently.

Huffington Post, Denver
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Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.


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  • Created by: Dr. William McDonald
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100007651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nickolas J. Coke (7 Dec 2008–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100007651, citing Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Dr. William McDonald (contributor 47025215) .