"He called himself 'Ugly Noah.'"
Noah struggled his whole life with a severe overbite. He couldn't close his lips or eat comfortably. The overbite was such that it affected his speech to the point where it was difficult for even his mother to understand him. Worst of all, he called himself "Ugly Noah."
Then a friend of Noah's mom asked if she could take some pictures of Noah – she was having lunch that day with Dr Sparkman and thought he might be able to help Noah.
The very next day, the phone rang. It was Dr Sparkman's office calling to set up a meeting. When Noah arrived at the meeting, Dr Sparkman hugged him in tears. He told Noah's mother, "We're going to help Noah through the Ryan Palmer Foundation. It's not going to cost you a dime."
Fast-forward three years, and according to Noah's mom, his life is night and day.
"It has been a miracle. We prayed that Noah would have self-confidence going into middle school, and now that his jaw has been fixed, he's more outgoing. He used to tuck his head down and just look at the floor, these days, even though he's still shy, he makes eye contact and talks to other people. Now, he calls himself 'Handsome Noah.'"
"The Ryan Palmer Foundation didn't just help us financially, they helped us believe in good things."