Noah Mitchell Warden was born December 23, 2008, weighing 9 lbs. and 1 oz. by emergency c-section at 8:51 a.m. Noah did not breathe or have a heartbeat for the first 13 minutes of his life. He was taken to Children's Hospital in order to have a procedure done known as brain cooling in attempts to minimize damage caused by perinatal asphyxia. Noah's brain cooled for 72 hours after which time the hospital ran an MRI and an EEG to determine the extent of the damage. Unfortunately, the results came back with devastating news. Noah had suffered "global damage" to his brain. As a result the prognosis was grim. They said Noah would mostly likely never walk, talk, eat or even breathe on his own. Noah's miracle has brought our story to all of you.
At the age of almost 5, Noah is unable to sit unassisted, walk, talk, crawl or self-feed, but he now is able to roll over and move room to room and is cognitively very aware. He has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy as a result of HIE (lack of oxygen).