Meet the boy with 'no brain' who defied medical expectations
It’s a very emotive subject - some people say you can’t grown a brain, some say his brain was there, all squashed up, so when he’s had his shunt fitted, it’s gone back to where it should be - but if his brain was so squashed up, he should have been so severely mentally disabled
– Noah's dad Rob
Six-year-old Noah Wall has continued to baffle medical experts after being born with spina bifida and just two per cent of his brain.
Despite his parents being told there was little chance of survival, Noah has defied expectations - and even shown signs of brain growth.
Noah's parents Shelly and Rob have devoted themselves to his development, travelling to Australia for treatment at NeuroPhysics Therapy.
It’s this unique treatment that has helped Noah sit up unaided, kneel on all fours and even attempt to stand.
Recent scans revealed that his brain is now almost fully functioning - a development doctors had not expected.
The scans will be used by medical researchers to help increase understanding about spina bifida.