Three months into Shelly Wall’s pregnancy, she learned devastating news that no mother-to-be would want to hear. Her sweet baby would be born with only 2% of its brain and birth defects, including spina bifida, chromosome abnormalities and hydrocephalus, which is the buildup of fluid in the spine and brain.
Additionally, doctors told the family, the baby might not make it to term or only live a short time after Wall gave birth. The second was considered as the best case scenario at the time.
All together, Wall and her husband, were told five times that the baby should be aborted.
Guided by faith, the couple decided to follow a different path and keep baby Noah.
It has been four years and according to Liveactionnews.org, the child is doing remarkably well and is now in a new British documentary titled, “The Boy Without a Brain.”
“It was never an option for us. To me, we wanted to give Noah that chance of life,” the father said.
Upon birth, little Noah was paralyzed from the chest down, a time frame where he let out a cry after taking his first breath, his mother, Shelly Wall recalled.
He was forced to have surgery on his back to fix a hole and to have his brain drained to clear cerebrospinal fluid, which is a clear fluid found on the brain and spine.
Since that point, he has been going in and out of the hospital from time to time and uses a wheelchair and braces to move.
Incredibly, despite all the dire predictions, Noah’s brain is doing just fine. “To hear his brain’s almost back to normal is beyond belief,” Shelly Wall said. “Rob and I broke down when we heard the news. It was like a dream. I’ve never known anything like it. Even the consultants were in tears. Every time we see the doctors, they just shake their head. They’re just amazed at what he can do,” she said to Lifeinaction.org.
— ©#HugsForNoah™ (@HugsForNoah) October 24, 2016
Now Noah is a disabled model and has the web page: Hugs For Noah.
— ©#HugsForNoah™ (@HugsForNoah) October 25, 2016