Noah Tyler Bell was born on July 4, 2001 in Martinsville, Indiana. He was a healthy baby and never really got sick. Noah started walking, talking and about to be potty trained at about sixteen months. In February of 2004 Noah got what we thought was the flu. At this time we were living in Virginia and decided to take him to the local hospital. While we were there we found out he had pneumonia. Noah had to stay in the hospital for a week. Right before he got to leave the hospital they took an x-ray of his lungs which was clear, but they saw something weird and wanted to do a CT scan. That is when we found out Noah had Neuroblastoma.
Over the next 4 1/2 years Noah had numerous treatments but the cancer just kept coming back. In 2008 we moved to Louisville, KY because we wanted to be near our family.
Unfortunately Noah relapsed 3 times after his initial diagnosis. Around August 2008 the doctors said Noah had about 3 to 6 months to live. Noah fought a courageous battle that he lost at 6:35 a.m. on January 15 2009.
By: Anthony Bailey Bell (Noah's dad)