Noah Mischiek was a bright , independent young boy. He had right hemisphere paralysis and was unable to use the right side of his body. Noah's paralysis was the result of an in-utero stroke that resulted in an emergency caesarean section. The full extent of his condition wasn't diagnosed until he was six months old ? after Noah's parents noticed he was not able to use his right hand. A quick paediatrician?s visit led to a long journey to McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario where the family received the devastating news.
Despite his disability, Noah was always very independent and wanted to do things for himself. While his parents were told he would never walk, Noah demonstrated the ability to take steps, which came as a great surprise for many.