Morecambe mobility team brings joy to four-year-old boy born '˜with no brain'
A team of mobility experts have helped bring joy to a unique four-year-old boy born with just two per cent of his brain.
Cumbria Mobility in Morecambe donated a specialist buggy to Noah, who also has spina bifida and is paralysed from the chest down.
Noah – who has featured on the BBC show DIY SOS as well as a recent Channel 5 documentary The Boy With No Brain – needs special equipment to support his body, and Steve Wright, sales director at Cumbria Mobility, said the firm was only too happy to help.
He said: “Initially Noah’s mum wanted to hire a buggy or wheelchair, but we looked into it with our suppliers Sunrise Medical to try to get him a high quality product.
“We got together to do an assessment and set the buggy up for him and he loved it.”
Steve and the team provided the family with a complementary Zippie Voyage Early Intervention Stroller, a rehab buggy which includes specialist accessories to provide clinical support to Noah’s body.
It will grow with him, meaning he can use it until he is six, and would have cost the family up to £3,000.
“We just wanted to give something back,” Steve said. “It’s not all about business for us, it’s about supporting individuals and helping wherever we can.
“Noah is a lovely boy, a real cheeky chappy, and we were just pleased we could help him.
“If we see opportunities to help people out then we will do that.
“When we met Noah for the first time we knew we had just met not only a very special little boy but also that his whole family were just full of love and amazing people.
“We wanted to do everything we could to help them on this unique journey.”
Noah, who lives in Wigton, Cumbria, with mum Shelly and dad Rob, has a website at www.hugsfornoah.co.uk where you can read about his journey and how you can help.