By the age of three, Noah’s brain had grown to about 80%, which is regarded by many experts as a medical miracle. His body is now developing at a normal rate, and more recently, he has started moving his legs and feet, raising hopes that he may one day be able to walk.

Today, the unstoppable Noah, who lives with his family in Cumbria, is thriving. He can tell the time, write his name, he’s starting to read, he loves numbers, and he’s a real whizz on the iPad. He can hold a lively conversation with people of any age, from babies to his aunty, who is 106 years old.  Determined to fulfil his dreams, he has already ticked off an impressive range of adventurous activities like horse riding, surfing and sky diving.

When Noah outgrew his old wheelchair, he started developing pressure sores, which meant he couldn’t get out and about – a source of huge frustration for such a determined and positive young person. Variety agreed to fund a new nifty, comfortable wheelchair for Noah, who was overjoyed to be independent and mobile again.

Noah was named a Variety Young Ambassador in October 2020. You can read more about him here.