To begin any great journey, all it takes is one step

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Born seven weeks early, Noah was diagnosed with laryngomalacia (a congenital softening of the tissues of the larynx above the vocal cords) and pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis (a rare disorder that impedes oxygen from getting into the bloodstream). As a result, Noah has used a walking aid from an early age, as well as support from his family and care team.

The 25th August was a special day for Noah, his family and everyone and Pulse Community Healthcare; Noah took his first steps unaided.

This is an overwhelming achievement for Noah and his family and we are so proud of his progression. Having supported Noah for over 5 years, it is a true pleasure to be at his side as he continues to improve - although, much of this improvement should be credited to his long serving carer Yvette who goes above and beyond to support Noah.

Noah’s mum Jill tells us: ‘Yvette has worked hard with Noah to get him walking .She has been a major factor in his walking.’

We asked Yvette how she felt witnessing Noah’s great achievement: ‘I would just like to say that without the support of Pulse I couldn’t do the job I do because you have given me the opportunity and supported me all the way. Me and Noah have built up a friendship over the last few years and we work as a team - he trusts me and that allows me to help him achieve the goal his mum and dad set. I am so lucky to be a part of Noah’s life - I really do love my job.’

A big thank you to Yvette for her part in helping Noah take his true ‘first steps.’

To begin any great journey, all it takes is one step from Pulse Community Healthcare on Vimeo.

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