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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Inspirational toddler helping to raise awareness of spina bifida.

Noah Wall's family and friends are celebrating a birthday they never expected him to live to see. He was born with just two per cent of his brain working and his parents 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.

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