Noel was born in Sept. 2001 with a heart valve replacement. Four year old Noel was introduced to Emily Collins in November 2005 and told he needed to go the United States for a life saving heart operation. At that time, Emily solicitated the help of The Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation, which provided the and found the pediatric cardiac surgeon and hospital to have it performed. Noel underwent a in April 2006 and at the following month. The surgery was successful, and his heart conditions continues to be monitored.which was first diagnosed when he was one and a half years old. His family brought him to see a cardiac specialist in and it was determined that he would need a
Through his travels back and forth to the US, as well as attending bilingual schools in Comayagua, Noel has become fluent in English. This has allowed Noel to serve as a translator for Esperanza, assisting in communication with patients and their families. Additionally, Noel supports Esperanza by coordinating the distribution of donations within the community.