Noah Delgado Stepped Away From His Life to Care for His Mother and Grandmother
The devil whispers, “You can’t withstand the storm.”
The warrior replies, “I AM the storm.”
Noah Delgado is a special young man.
And that’s exactly why his grandmother, Mary, emailed us.
At just 11-years-old, Noah competed in his first powerlifting competition. He opened with a 115 pound deadlift, and pulled both 135 and 150 for a total of 335 which earned him first place in his division.
“Since that point, Noah has competed and won several more first place trophies,” Mary said about Noah. “His love for the sport is in his soul. So is his love for APEMAN STRONG.”
But that’s not what makes Noah so remarkable.
It’s his heart.
“In October of 2017, his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer,” Mary said. “His dad works incredibly hard in the oil industry, but that also means he’s gone often. When my daughter was going to start her 12 weeks of chemotherapy, I had planned on taking a leave of absence from work to be with her, but I broke my ankle and had to be bedridden.”
Even though Noah was in college and working on his future, he knew his family needed help.
Without hesitation, he took a semester off to take care of both his mom and grandmother.
“He never complained,” Mary said. “Not once. He was our pillar of strength – both metaphorically and literally. He also took care of his 12-year-old brother.”
Mary says Noah is the living definition of a gentle giant.
“He is an absolutely awesome guy,” she said. “His faith in God is immeasurable. He doesn’t drink or smoke, is passionate about his family and willing to lend a hand whenever someone needs it. Morals and values are very important to him.”
For Noah, powerlifting is the ultimate test. The only person he is competing against is himself, and that innate desire to be better than he was before drives him in all aspects of life.
In addition to powerlifting, caring for his family and attending college, Noah works for his local police department cleaning cars that come back in from the field. Not surprisingly, Mary said Noah never complains about how dirty the work can be at times.
“Noah says it is a stepping stone for him,” Mary said with a smile. “A way of paying his dues. He wants to finish college and someday own his own gym.
From all of us here at APEMAN, Noah, much respect to you. Keep being a stellar example for the next generation. That’s what APEMAN STRONG is all about.