Michigan football welcomes Team IMPACT 15-year old as honorary signee
Say hello to the newest addition of the Michigan Wolverines football team.
Noah Wells, a 15-year old Milford, Michigan resident who suffers from Jeunes Syndrome, joined the Michigan Football team as an honorary signee this week. The Wolverines announced the signing in conjunction with Team IMPACT Monday afternoon.
“If I could use one word to describe this, I’d say ‘exciting’,” Noah said, via Michigan Athletics. “I love Michigan football. I have been a fan my whole life, and it is just really exciting to be part of it.”
Jeunes Syndrome is a condition that hinders bone growth in the chest and ribcage. Noah has underwent 66 operations thus far.
Noah chose wears No. 10 and chose the number because his birthday is on the 10th of the month. He was In attendance for the Wolverines’ season opening victory over Colorado State last week.
“We are so thankful that Team IMPACT puts this program together to match up kids with teams and really make the kids’ dreams come true,” said Noah’s father, Josh. “Noah has had 66 surgeries, and he’s spent a lot of time in the hospital. 10-, 12-week stays at times. The doctors and nurses who are advocates and supporters for children and families are really part of the family. We are just so impressed with Team IMPACT. We are all living a dream through this right now and to see Noah experience this and be part of the team is amazing.”