Ollie Trezise was born with a rare condition which caused his brain to grow into his nose. His mum calls him her “special little Pinocchio.”



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Ollie, 21 mths, suffers with Encephalocele a rare birth defect associated with skull defects caused by partial lacking of bone fusion leaving a gap through which a portion of the brain sticks out (protrudes).

He has been forced to undergo several painful operations to help him to breathe and close the gap in his skull.


Image via Daily Mail

His mother, Amy Poole, 22, said he often suffers cruel comments from strangers.

One even said he ‘should never have been born’ while other taunted him, calling him ‘ugly.’

‘It’s absolutely heart-breaking,’ said the full-time mother-of-two.

‘Once, a woman told me I should never have given birth to him. I nearly burst into tears.

‘To me, Ollie is perfect. He is my little real-life Pinocchio and I couldn’t be prouder of him.’


‘When they gave me Ollie to hold, I was so surprised that I almost couldn’t speak.

‘He was so tiny, but there was this enormous golf-ball sized lump on his nose.

‘At first I wasn’t sure how I would cope. But I knew that I would love him no matter what he looked like.’

‘I was so scared to let Ollie undergo such major surgery. He was so fragile, and I couldn’t bear the thought of losing him,’ she said.

‘But doctors explained that he was at risk of contracting an infection or even meningitis if he tripped and knocked his nose – so I agreed to the surgery.’

‘Ollie will probably never look like all the other children and I’m terrified that he will be bullied at school. But he is such a lovely boy that it’s impossible not to adore him.


Image via Daily Mail

‘I think he is absolutely perfect the way he is. There is nothing wrong with being different.

‘Ollie is a unique, clever, funny little boy and he amazes me every day. He is my special little Pinocchio, and I will never stop loving him.’

Such a sweet little boy. We wish him all the best.

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  • Ollie has such gorgeous twinkling eyes! Enduring so many operations and hospital time I am sure will affect his personality and outlook in life, and bring out the very best in him and in those around him. He is one tough cookie, and will bring joy to many. Look at the comments on this page already; he has a beautiful soul and is already admired and loved.


  • I am shocked at the comments they have endured – how cruel and ugly. Those people should be shamed of thinking and saying such vicious words to this mother. He is a beautiful boy!


  • Ollie – may your life be filled with love and happiness xxx


  • i saw this story on mainstream news. he is getting surgeries which would be tough on a kid


  • He has a beautiful smile – my heart goes out to him and I wish him well. I do hope when he gets to school there will be no bullies there.


  • What a beautiful little boy! I pray that he rises above all the negativity that may surround him in years to come. People are so blimmin cruel and its not fair!


  • People can be so cruel. What a beautiful and brave little boy. You have just the right Mum you need to love and protect you.


  • I am disgusted by these disgraceful people that say mean things. Obviously they are very insecure. He is your beautiful little man and always will be. All the best to you and your family and have a wonderful Christmas xo


  • He is a gorgeous little man! Keep your head high love you are doing a terrific job. Dont take nasty judgemental comments to heart, they only say nasty thing because they feel inadequate about themselves. Best wishes xx


  • Aw bless this boy and his mum !! Ollie looks beautiful and I’m glad he looks perfect in the eyes of God and his mum ! Those who made the cruel comments are the ugly people, hope that this mum and also Ollie later realize that.


  • I’m sure Ollie is beautiful funny boy! Good luck to Ollie and his mum Amy. Hope Ollie will live happy life and will be able to get over all the hurdles life will throw at him because of his condition.


  • Forget about what those horrid ppl said about your beautiful little man. Love him and protect him and teach him to be tough because it is a cruel world. Water off a ducks back.
    All the best,
    Hugs to you both xx


  • Our society is full of superficial people expecting perfection in everyone and judging harshly. You love that beautiful boy with all your heart and turn your back on those who are ugly on the inside. Sadly there are many of them. Keep those who are tolerant close to you and be the best supporter of that little miracle of yours. xx


  • He’s got such a sweet smile! :-) I’ve never heard about this before. Really unusual!


  • To all those people that said this little boy is ugly & should not of been born – You are the ugly ones. A mother will love her child no matter what. Best wishes to her & her gorgeous little man.


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