Pike County toddler defies odds, takes first steps

By: Laura Beranek Email
By: Laura Beranek Email

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) Upon birth, doctors gave a Pike County toddler a diagnosis they didn't think he'd overcome.

Twenty months later, Noah Kiser has proved nothing is inevitable.

It would be an understatement to say he has came a long way.

"The doctors first told us the prognosis is that he's going to die. Period. No two ways about it," says Noah's father, Michael.

Noah has Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 3/4, a brittle bone disorder. This is an incurable genetic disorder.

Now, at twenty months old, he has taken his first steps with help from a walker.

Michael first saw his son walk in person on Thursday, a milestone in any parents life.

Especially in this case.

"It's incredible," says Michael, "I've got to see it on camera, but the camera doesn't do it justice...Words don't describe the joy I get to actually see him doing it."

His parents say this progress is a result of several rodding surgeries, and his positive spirit.

"He is the happiest baby I have ever been around," says his mother, Amanda, "Even when he fractures, he's in pain then but it doesn't deter him from being his normal self."

Smiling, and spreading joy wherever he goes.

"Noah is usually a magnet," says Amanda, "Everyone wants to automatically go up and grab a hold of him. He has that free spirit effect on people."

On top of regular speech and physical therapy sessions, Noah and his family will travel to Omaha, Nebraska this summer for more rodding surgeries.

The Kiser family raises funds to make these treatments possible.

If you'd like to donate, visit "Noah's Unbreakable Journey" Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/noahmichaelkiser513 ) to message the family for information.

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