(Faith Wire) – When new parents Shelly and Rob Wall went in for their 20-week ultrasound, they were expecting to see a healthy baby boy. Instead, the British couple was met with the most horrifying news: Their baby had an array of complex medical conditions that meant he would likely not survive outside the womb.
Their child had spina bifida, a condition that prevents a baby’s spine from forming properly, which inevitably leads to defects in the spinal cord and bones of the spine. If that wasn’t bad enough, the couple’s unborn baby was also diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition which causes the skull to fill up with fluid.
Staggeringly, despite all the warnings from doctors to prepare for the worst, the couple’s son was born alive. Shortly after he arrived into the world, they named him Noah. Quickly, medics began to drain the liquid in his brain and assessed his overall condition. The family was devastated to learn that he had only had two percent of his brain matter. CONTINUE