Noah Cunningham with his new phone.

boy with a devastating muscle wasting disease is to have his life transformed by the first totally hands free phone.

Noah Cunningham, 10, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy which has already left him in a wheelchair and will soon rob him of the use of his arms and his hands.

However, the high-tech Sesame phone will use the movements of his head to work out precisely what he want to do on the phone.

Noah got it for Christmas and he said it is “the best present ever”.

Mum Vicki said: “At the moment he sees his phone as an amazing new toy and he can’t wait to learn to use it.

“But I know it is going to change his life as his condition progresses. It will give him more independence than we ever imagined.

“He is talking about catching the bus to school as he’ll be able to call me if he needs me.”

Even though the disease is progressing fast, Noah is determined to live life to the full.

He plays wheelchair football for Everton and hopes to find a job at the docks in Liverpool in the future.

Vicki, 38, said: “Noah is so brave, he always focuses on what he can do, not what he can’t. But he has reached the age where he’s started asking questions about dying. It is heartbreaking.

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