Seven year-old Noah Myers from Mitchelstown has been named the ‘Social Media Star’ at the The Woman’s Way & Pharmaton Children’s Awards.
The winners were announced on October 1, at a special lunch at The Hive in Airfield Estate. Noah is already making waves in the world of social media.
The humble star of family blog ‘Our Wheely Big Journey’, Noah has captured the hearts of over 7,000 Facebook fans and over 4,500 Instagram followers – and that’s not counting the people who read the blog daily.
Noah is a full-time wheelchair user and was born with Escobar Syndrome; the blog was started to show that a physical disability doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy life. When he grows up, Noah wants to be a famous YouTuber.
His mum Sharon dad Denis and sister Sophie, are all delighted and so proud of Noah.
“I think it’s a credit to Noah that he has overcome so much in his earlier life and now he is being recognised as a star because of his personality rather then his limitations, so we are delighted,” Sharon told The Avondhu with Noah adding “I’m just delighted to be famous.”
Hundreds of nominations were submitted by parents, relatives, friends, teachers and communities from all over Ireland.
The judging panel of well-known Irish personalities had the daunting task of sifting through all the entries to whittle them down to category winners.
Each winner walked away with a luxury goodie bag worth at least €500.
The awards were supported by Pharmaton to find Ireland’s bravest and most courageous children.