Noah Williams
Noah Williams

‘Glow Walk and Roll’ will help raise money for wheelchair accessible van for teen

Noah Williams was born at just 26 weeks—a “micro-preemie”. He wasn’t expected to survive, let alone thrive. But at 14 years old, Noah is a vibrant and active young man who loves connecting with others, going to school and participating in the arts and athletic events.

Living with multiple complex health diagnoses including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, visual impairments, and sleep apnea, Noah is a medically complex teenager who still has a bright future ahead of him, according to a news release from Help Hope Live.

“Noah is a train wreck on paper, yet he is not that paper,” said his mom, Naomi Williams.

Joyful, loving, observant, and even mischievous, Noah is engaged and active in his community. He is an abstract artist and a multi-endurance athlete—most recently, he participated in the 2023 Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va. This was Noah’s seventh time getting to the starting line for the marathon, the release said.

Noah needs an accessible van, but insurance won’t cover the cost despite the medical necessity. With a $25,000 grant already in place, Noah’s family needs to raise $50,000.

To help with the costs, the Keep Noah Rolling Glow Walk and Roll fundraiser will be in Nov. 9 at Evans Library Park. Participants will wear bright clothes and glowsticks to walk or roll for one hour alongside Noah. There will also be an art sale and a DJ.

People will gather at 6:30 p.m. The event will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

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