Noah Roche and his identical twin brother, Nicholas, were born on July 12, 2003. Complications shortly after birth, including a stroke, left Noah with a profound hearing loss as well as a diagnosis of severe cerebral palsy.
As Noah grew older and bigger, his family became aware of the challenges of raising a child with special needs. His mother, Brigitte Berneche, always thought there should be more resources available to families with children with special needs.
On February 12, 2011, Noah passed away suddenly at the young age of 7 ½. Brigitte felt she needed to turn this tragedy into something positive. In 2014, she created a fund in Noah’s honour with the purpose of providing financial assistance for families with children like her son.
Brigitte Berneche, Founder
Brigitte is the proud mother of identical twin boys, Nicholas and Noah. Her son Noah had severe cerebral palsy and is the inspiration for the creation of Noah’s Clubhouse. Her heart is set on making a difference in the lives of families with children living with special needs. Brigitte is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the corporate world for over 12 years, specializing in corporate tax. She holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto.