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Born in spite of doctors’ recommendations he be aborted, baby born with just 2% of his brain is doing fine

by | Oct 31, 2016

Miraculously Noah Wall’s brain now has nearly full function

By Dave Andrusko

noah-wallreOn Saturday, October 30, the British Department of Health announced it had approved what is euphemistically called the “Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Testing” for use by the National Health Service. It is a more accurate prenatal test which can be given earlier in pregnancy and is absolutely guaranteed to increase the number of eugenic abortions.

279 medical professionals wrote a letter of protest which included commenting about a highly controversial consultation in which the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggested “cost-effectiveness” of caring for people with Down syndrome could be considered as a factor. According to the Daily Mail, “It called for a ‘rigorous economic analysis’, including lifetime care costs.”

This recommendation came exactly one day after the Gospel Herald published a heartwarming story by Suzette Gutierrez-Cachila about 4-year-old Noah Wall, who, “against all odds,” has “grown to be a lively boy and is living proof that abortion does not have to be the answer” when parents are given a dreadful prenatal diagnosis.

Early on in pregnancy, doctors told Noah’s parents, Rob and Shelly Wall, that their unborn son was riddled with physical challenges. They were told Noah was missing a quarter of his brain, would be paralysed from the chest down, would suffer from spina bifida, would face a life-threatening condition called hydrocephalus, and would be threatened with the possibility of having the chromosomal abnormality called Edwards Syndrome.

“We were offered termination five times,” Rob said in a recently released documentary, The Boy Without a Brain. “It was never an option for us. To me, we wanted to give Noah that chance of life.”

But given the devastating diagnosis and a “do not resuscitate” order placed on Noah, the Walls did arrange a funeral for him prior to his birth, assuming he would die in utero or shortly thereafter. Noah was born March 6, 2012, and “to their surprise,” Gutierrez-Cachila wrote, “he let out a cry. Although he had health complications, hearing him cry and knowing he was alive was more than enough for Rob and Shelly to keep fighting for their son.”

After he was born, scans showed Noah’s brain was worst than previously expected, with only 2% present in a thin layer at the front of his head. Shortly after being born, Noah was rushed into a double operation. Surgeons closed up of the hole in his back and inserted a shunt in the back of his head to help drain the fluid that was placing immense pressure on his brain. Both operations were successful.

Even though both operations were successful, Noah would visit the hospital many times as he grew up to be treated for his health complications. But Noah now is doing remarkably well. He scampers around, using a wheelchair and braces. He continues to show signs of Improvement.

“He chooses things and makes decisions. He never shuts up and he can sing as well,” Shelly told the Daily Mail. “It is absolutely amazing. To look at him you wouldn’t know there was anything wrong.”

But, most amazing off all, a brain scan taken when Noah was three showed his brain had developed considerably to almost full function, as the scans on this page show. As the Daily Mail reported, Shelly said,

“We just cannot believe it –he’s a miracle. No-one expected this to happen. We’ve had three years not knowing how long he’s going to live so to hear his brain’s almost back to normal is beyond belief. 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.

Have the Walls ever regretted their decision to refuse abortion, given what they’ve been through and the prospect of future surgeries? Not at all. They are thankful to have Noah in their lives every single day and are working to raise awareness for spina bifida.

Noah should take a visit to the British Department of Health to remind them, and the entire world, that abortion should never be the solution. We never know when we are preventing a miracle like Noah.

Visit hugsfornoah.co.uk to learn more about Noah and watch portions of the recent documentary. Follow them on Twitter at @HugsForNoah

 

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