Giving birth is always a trying experience for everyone involved. Still, the pressure and anxiety around the event is even more intense when the health of the child is at risk. One extreme example of this was with a baby boy four years ago named Noah Wall who was born with a severe birth defect caused by hydrocephalus. As a result of the disorder, he came out of his mother’s womb with a swollen head and almost no brain.
Before she gave birth, doctors warned Shelly that Noah likely wouldn’t survive long after he was born and that even if he did, his quality of life would be incredibly low. They even advised Shelly to terminate the pregnancy rather than risk having a child who would either not survive or live the rest of its life in pain. Still, Shelly wanted to see her child into the world no matter what the risk was. She had faith that things would turn out as they should.