When expecting parents Shelly and Rob Wall were just three months pregnant, doctors discovered that their unborn baby had an array of health issues and they urged the parents to terminate the pregnancy.
The baby had spina bifida, rare chromosome abnormalities, and hydrocephalus, a condition where excess brain fluid puts pressure on the tissue and causes brain damage. Doctors didn’t believe the baby would survive birth, yet the couple refused to end the pregnancy.
On March 6, 2012, Shelly gave birth to baby Noah, who survived the birth but only had 2% of a brain. Yet as baby Noah grew, his brain miraculously started growing back. Now Noah is four years old, and when doctors recently took a scan of his brain they were amazed to see that 80% of his brain tissue has grown back.
“He has been chatting so much more and pronouncing his words,’ Shelly said. “He has started writing, he can follow my finger and write his name. His concentration was just unbelievable with the pen, I didn’t know that this day would ever come. You can see the excitement, and he knows that he had done something amazing… he amazes us every day.”
Noah still needs a wheelchair to get around and still has health issues to overcome, but his parents have no doubt he can do whatever he sets his mind to. “It just proves nothing is impossible, you can achieve whatever you want to in life you just have to be determined to do it.”
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