Noah Marsh, from Greenfield, lives with his Mum, Dad, sister Scarlett (age 11) and brother Connor (age 16). Noah’s Dad serves in the British Army and regularly spends time away from home with work. This summer he was deployed overseas in the Middle East but while he was away, Scarlett unexpectedly had a seizure and started choking. Young Noah leapt into action and raised the alarm, alerting his Mum and following instructions until the ambulance arrived.
This was Scarlett’s first ever seizure and happened completely out of the blue. Scarlett has had several seizures since, and has now been diagnosed with Epilepsy. Each time there has been a seizure Noah has been supportive, understanding and caring, doing what he can to help.
Noah’s family have previously used resources from the charity, Little Troopers, to support Scarlett and Noah while their Dad has served away and their Mum decided to nominate Noah for the ‘Little Trooper of the Month’ award.
Noah’s Mum, Karen, comments: “Noah has always been very mature for his age having grown up as a military child. His Dad works away every week and also travels overseas a lot for work, sometimes for several months at a time. It isn’t easy having his Dad away so much but Noah always takes everything in his stride and has shown such resilience. He has been absolutely amazing this summer in support of his sister Scarlett. Even when we had to cancel our family holiday, Noah has been so accepting and dealt with everything in such a mature manner. He is absolutely over the moon to be awarded Little Trooper of the Month and can’t wait to wear his medal with pride on Remembrance Day with his Dad.”
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, adds: “Our Little Trooper of the Month award is all about recognising military children who are extra special and go above and beyond. As soon as we heard about Noah we knew he deserved a medal. Having a parent deployed is challenging enough, but to then show such maturity and resilience in the face of a medical emergency is amazing. Noah, we hope you enjoy your medal and it helps you realise what a special little trooper you really are.”
Noah will receive a medal, certificate and £50 gift voucher as part of his Little Trooper of the Month award.