“My dream is to go to a Cubs game!”

 Noah in the dugout with his brother and A. Rizzo

Noah in the dugout with his brother and A. Rizzo

Noah is a joyful, determined 9-year-old boy who lives with Achondroplasia, a genetic disorder that results in dwarfism. Yes, Noah is short in stature, but he refuses to let his condition define him or keep him from doing anything other kids his age are doing. Being self-sufficient is very important to Noah and he finds creative ways to do so. For example, during summer camp, he would use a stool to get onto the bus rather than have someone else lift him!

Noah is very close to his big brother, Matthew, who likes to protect him, but Noah makes sure the world knows that he is capable of fighting his own battles. One day he would like to be an actor or director and create a superhero movie starring his friends – perfect considering how determined he is to thrive in life despite the challenges he faces. In addition to his Hollywood dreams, Noah enjoys reading Goosebumps, eating mac and cheese, and playing outside.

Noah loves baseball. It is in his blood! He has been able to play Coach Pitch for 3 years, his brother plays baseball and his position is first base, when his dad played, he was also a first baseman, combine all of that with the fact that his mom and grandparents are from Chicago… so just one guess as to which team and player Noah adores? None other than the Chicago Cubs and award-winning, World Series Champion (2016) Anthony Rizzo! Noah’s sports dream is to attend a Cubbies baseball game in the Windy City and watch Rizzo play ball.

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