October 4, 2013by Stout Family on 10/04/13
Noah's turned 7 years old on September 19, 2013 and celebrated his very special day 1950s biker/surfer style (Teen Beach Movie theme), with his closest friends and family. He also had a birthday party in his classroom at school with new 2nd grade friends and received several greetings and special surprises from many other students at his school. His last MRI was on September 16th and the results were once again stable with no growth, no enhancement and no activity. What a great birthday present!
Noah has been very busy as he started the 2nd Grade at John Sinnott Elementary and was placed in Ms. Leday's class. He continues to be homeschooled by Ms. Mutti. His principal, Mr. Frascone along with the Superintendent, Mr. Matsuoka, graciously offered to let Noah use a robot that allows Noah to be a perceptual student. He was so excited as he remembers seeing this in a movie. The head of the robot is an iPad and Noah controls the robot from another iPad at home. He can move the robot anywhere he wants to and the robot's iPad head, becomes Noah's face through the iPad cameras so that everyone can see Noah and Noah can see everyone, too. Pretty amazing! Noah also made the cover story "Special Student" of our city newspaper. We want to say a special thank you to everyone who has donated and supported our precious, Noah. Noah's school started multiple fundraisers, initiated the city newspaper interview and even reached out to the San Francisco 49ers who gave Noah a package of gifts and an official San Francisco 49er letter letting Noah know they are his new friends and support him completely. The school also held a silent auction for one of 1,000 special commemorative 2012 NFC Championship edition footballs provided by the San Francisco 49ers Foundation signed by pro offensive lineman Mike Iupati enclosed in a glass case, and gave Noah the Iupati autographed jersey. We can't thank you enough for the tremendous support and love you all have given to Noah and our family. This all came to us by surprise and we are very grateful. We thank God once again, for showering our family with all of these bountiful unexpected blessings that not only include the things Noah has received thus far, but also the people we believe God has used as His instruments! God bless you all!