NEW WHEELS: Des Moines Student Gets Big Gift
We have an update on a story we first brought you last month.
Eleven-year-old Noah Baumont needed a wheelchair to make the transition from elementary to middle school, a cost that was out of reach for his family.
Since Noah’s lungs never fully developed when he was born, he has to be on oxygen 24-7 making getting around difficult.
“When I first started school, I didn’t have my chairs so a couple of days after school started my legs started hurting because I was walking more,” says Noah Baumont.
That’s where the guys at B & B Deli come in, they heard Noah’s story and wanted to help.
They were able to raise enough money to get Noah two sets of wheels.
“He has one for school and one for home kind of like a bike for outdoor activities,” says Noah’s mom Andrea Lawless.
Being a huge football fan, Noah was able to customize his new ride with his favorite team colors.
“I picked it for the Vikings and Hawkeyes,” says Baumont.
The outpouring of support has given Noah the opportunity to stay in school with his friends, something his mom says she grateful for.
“Whatever we can do to make his life the best it can be is a blessing,” says Lawless.
Due to the outpouring of support for Noah, the extra money was placed in a trust for future medical bills.