Noah wins child bravery award

Noah Wall, from Abbeytown, was diagnosed with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in the womb. His parents were told he was unlikely to survive birth; now he has just celebrated his second birthday, and picked up a national bravery award.

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Duncan Bannatyne says Noah is 'inspirational'

International businessman Duncan Bannatyne has been speaking to ITV Border about 'inspirational' Cumbrian boy, Noah Wall.

Noah, from Abbeytown, was born with spina bifida. Despite doctors warning he was unlikely to survive birth, he has just turned two years old. He's now received a national bravery award.

Duncan Bannatyne with Noah in the Lake District Credit: Wall family photograph

Duncan Bannatyne said: "I met Noah, Shelly and Rob in the Lake District and have been friends ever since, Noah is an inspirational little boy who has fought the odds to survive. I am an Ambassador for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association and seeing Noah doing so well is an absolute delight.

Duncan says seeing Noah doing so well is an 'absolute delight'. Credit: Wall family photograph

" I am ecstatic that Noah has won the 'Baby Against All Odds' award from Mother and Baby magazine's and would like to wish Noah, Shelly and Rob a very happy and bright future and long may our friendship last."

He's ecstatic that Noah has won the 'Baby Against All Odds' award. Credit: Wall family photograph

Noah will be appearing on tonight's Lookaround programme on ITV Border from 6pm, showing off his new award.

An extra special birthday present for Noah Wall - a national award!

Rob, Shelly and Noah celebrate his win at the Mother and Baby awards in London Credit: Wall family

Two year old Noah Wall received a belated birthday present today as he was named Mother and Baby magazine's 'Baby Against All Odds'.

Noah along with his mum Shelly and dad Rob made the journey to the Dorchester in London from their Abbeytown home.

Little Noah has been dubbed a 'miracle' baby by his parents after he was born with just two per cent of his brain working and they were told to plan his funeral before his birth. Despite ongoing health problems he is now a happy smiling little boy.

More than 800,000 people have now visited the web page his mother Shelly set up to share his story.

Her aim has been to raise awareness of spina bifida and what prospective parents can do to decrease the chances of their baby being born with it.


Shelly's Mission

Shelly Wall is spreading the word about Noah's condition, and his remarkable progress, in order to help to inspire other parents preparing to have a child with spina bifida, and to try and cut the number of children born with the condition by raising awareness of ways to lower the risk.

Noah's Army

Noah's amazing progress has won him an international following. As well as having more than three quarters of a million hits on his web page, he has attracted the attention of many celebrities including the likes of Duncan Bannatyne, Beverley Knight and Ralf Little.

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