Congratulations to patient Noah Bury, age 13, for being selected to represent Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City at the 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Shriners Hospitals for Children selected 22 children from across the hospital network to participate as ambassadors for the network, their specific hospital and their fellow patients back home. They will serve as standard bearers during the third and final rounds, raising awareness for the hospitals while experiencing what it’s like to be inside the ropes during PGA TOUR competition.
“After the success of last year, we wanted to keep the tradition alive and invite even more patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children to join us this year,” remarked Adam Sperling, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open executive director, in a recent VegasNews.com article. “The tournament gives us a chance to not only help transform children’s lives by raising funds and awareness, but also through fun and memorable experiences.”
Noah was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has been a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City since he was 1. When Noah was born, he presented with a foot that showed several deformities. Within days of birth he was diagnosed with tibial hemimelia. With this diagnosis, the bones in his lower leg, particularly the tibia bone, did not grow normally. It was recommended at an early age that they amputate the foot and fit him with a prosthetic option. This would allow him the ability to run, play, jump and act like an average and active kid. He learned to walk on a prosthesis and has been running ever since.
Noah lives with his mother, Jamie. He is very close with both of his grandmothers and also spends time with his dad and half-brother.
Noah refuses to slow down. He is constantly trying new activities and sports. He currently plays first base on his baseball team and his favorite sport is skiing. He can even laugh when the foot, ski boot and ski occasionally falls off the ski lift. He loves animals and computers and isn't sure which one of those will be his calling in the future.