Noah Wall was dubbed ‘The Boy With No Brain’ last year. A documentary narrating how he had developed a rare condition in the womb had led him to earn this title. Because he was literally born with less than 2 percent brain.

Boy Born With Less Than 2% Brain Surprises Doctors By Learning How To Read And Write!

Owing to a rare complication of spina bifida – a birth defect involving the spinal cord – which led to severe hydrocephalus, Noah’s head had filled with liquid and his brain was squashed during the pregnancy.

Boy Born With Less Than 2% Brain Surprises Doctors By Learning How To Read And Write!

Noah’s parents, Rob and Shelly were advised five times to terminate the pregnancy but they refused despite the risk they faced – that Noah would be severely disabled if he survived the birth.

Doctors did brain scans on Noah right after his birth, and tests confirmed their worst fears. The hydrocephalus had badly damaged his brain.

Nearly all of his brain tissue was nonfunctional. You can see the effects of the hydrocephalus in the scan on the left, where Noah is pictured with just two percent brain function.

Boy Born With Less Than 2% Brain Surprises Doctors By Learning How To Read And Write!

Then, something miraculous happened. Doctors assumed Noah would never see his first birthday, but the little boy began to defy expectations.

Not only did the four-year-old survive but also learned how to count, surprising everyone from his parents to his doctors. But more amazing is that his brain is continuing to grow as he grows.

Baby With No Brain Has Miraculous Recovery
Noah at 3 months old ) – A brave toddler who was born with just 2% brain function has dumbfounded doctors after he recovered nearly all of its ability. Michelle Wall and her husband Rob were warned their unborn son Noah was unlikely to survive birth as it became apparent a back quarter of his brain was missing. On July 10, despite being told he would be paralysed from the chest down and suffer with spina bifida, the three-year-old shocked doctors after showing his brain miraculously had almost full function.

Noah’s neurosurgeon Dr. Claire Nicholson agrees when she says, “He teaches the medical profession that you can’t ever know.” Dr. Nicholson who works at Newcastle’s Great North Children’s Hospital, also adds that Noah is a “remarkable child with two remarkable parents.”

According to the mother, “When the consultant told us [the parents], she was in tears — she had never heard of it before. They don’t know how or why, but Noah will be used as an example for junior doctors and for brain surgeons. We just cannot believe it — it’s a miracle, we are completely baffled.”

Baby With No Brain Has Miraculous Recovery

Now, Noah is a bright and bubbly 4-year-old. He will turn 5 next month, another benchmark his parents and doctors thought he would never see.

Boy Born With Less Than 2% Brain Surprises Doctors By Learning How To Read And Write!

Noah can count to ten, he can talk, and now he is even learning how to write. He’s right there with all of the other four-year-olds when it comes to his brain development.

Best of all, little Noah is now off to school.

Baby With No Brain Has Miraculous Recovery
PIC BY STUART WALKER / CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED: Noah Wall, 4, from Abbeytown near Wigton is starting school. Noah was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus but despite all odds he begins school at Allonby Primary School.) – A little boy who is a medical miracle has started school – after he was born without the back quarter of his brain. Adorable Noah Wall has dumbfounded doctors who didnt think hed survive birth, as he had just two per cent brain function – but now the youngsters brain had developed and grown to almost that of a typical four-year-old. After defying expectations, the tot is now heading off to school – a milestone parents Shelly and Rob Wall never thought hed live to see. Despite being paralysed from the chest down, having been born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (water on the brain), Shelly and Rob were determined to send little Noah to a mainstream school. Excited Noah, from Abbeytown, Cumbria, will start off attending Allonby Primary School one day a week, with Shelly acting as his carer throughout the day. SEE CATERS COPY.

After that, his parents plan to focus entirely on the future. He’ll be in an ordinary school, working alongside all of the other schoolchildren to keep growing and developing his extraordinary, miraculous brain.

Noah still has a variety of health challenges. He is paralyzed from the chest down because of his spina bifida, and his lower body is misaligned.

Baby With No Brain Has Miraculous Recovery
PIC FROM HELEN BARRINGTON / CATERS NEWS – (PICTURED: Rob and Noah playing outside. ) – A brave toddler who was born with just 2% brain function has dumbfounded doctors after he recovered nearly all of its ability. Michelle Wall and her husband Rob were warned their unborn son Noah was unlikely to survive birth as it became apparent a back quarter of his brain was missing. On July 10, despite being told he would be paralysed from the chest down and suffer with spina bifida, the three-year-old shocked doctors after showing his brain miraculously had almost full function.

He has had a number of grueling surgeries to help realign his pelvis and legs. Little Noah most likely faces a lifetime of surgeries and procedures to help strengthen his legs.

His parents hope that with extensive therapy and treatment for his paralysis, he might one day be able to walk. These physical challenges seem small next to the incredible medical miracle Noah has already achieved.


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