After parents refused abortions five times, Noah with 'No Brains' continues to defy expectations

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Noah Wall from Cumbria has moved his foot for the first time after undergoing pioneering therapy after his parents ,Shelley and Rob Wall,  rejected pressure from doctors to abort him five times.

"We were offered termination five times, it was never an option for us. To me, we wanted to give Noah that chance of life. To hear his brain's almost back to normal is beyond belief," Shelly Wall said. 

Doctors did not expect Noah (7 years old now), who was born with spina bifida, only 2 per cent of his brain and is paralysed from the waist down, to live more than a few days.

At the age of three, Noah brain had grown to a remarkable 80 percent of what it should be and is now nearly fully-functional, leaving medical professionals stunned

"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. Every time we see the doctors, they just shake their head. They're just amazed at what he can do."

Claire Nicholson, Noah's consultant neurosurgeon, said in 2016: "He has surprised us through his life so far. He's completely remarkable."

She added that Noah teaches the medical profession that "you can't ever know, doesn't matter how many statistics you throw at something".

He is now undergoing specialised treatment – designed to alter the way the brain sends messages to his limbs.

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