Noah Michael Allain was born on a Friday morning at 7:44 on October 21, 1994 in Manistee, MI. He weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long and he was 3 weeks late. Noah was the youngest child, he had a big brother Kevin and three sisters Amanda, Stephanie and Mallory. He lived in Bear Lake, MI until he was almost 9 then he moved to Manistee, MI (12 miles away) where he remained until 2018 when he and Cheyenne moved to Wayland, MI to be by his mom.
Noah started wrestling when he was in 1st grade. He loved it and wrestled for many years. He won many medals over the years. He also played basketball and football for a little while, but wrestling was his passion. When he was 16 years old he went into MYCA (Michigan Youth Challenge Academy) run by the National Guard in Battle Creek, MI. He thrived under the strict conditions and received his diploma. When he was 17 years old he signed up for the National Guard. While he was in AIT at Fort Bragg he came in 2nd place in a hand to hand combat tournament. Noah was very patriotic and loved his country very much. When he was 4 years old he learned to recite The Pledge of Allegiance after that it was difficult to take him for walks as we would have to stop at every house that had a flag so he could put his little hand over his heart and say The Pledge of Allegiance.
Anyone who knows anything about Noah, knows of his undying love for The Detroit Lions. He knew so much about sports I always thought he'd be a perfect sportscaster. But he really knew a lot about his beloved Lions. Every year after the first couple of games he would tell me that this was the year they were going to the playoffs, it never happened, but he never lost faith. Noah had so many friends that he grew up with, the house was always filled with boys and girls. He was kind, caring, generous and he loved his friends deeply. Noah had the most beautiful eyes and women were envious of his eyelashes.
Noah was the best man at Michael and I's wedding in 2014 and Michael was Noah's best man when he married Cheyenne Drechen on November 24, 2019. Noah gave the best "best man" speech I've ever heard, everyone was in tears. Michael taught Noah another one of his passions, Golf. When Noah was young he went to a 3 day golf camp and he showed up the first day in a collared shirt, he was the only one. The first lesson taught was golf is a gentleman's sport and you should always wear a collared shirt. He was so proud.
From the time Noah was little he wanted to be a daddy. On November 21, 2018 his dream came true when Cheyenne gave him a son, Braxton Travis. On October 5th of that same year, right before they welcomed Braxton into the world, they welcomed Noah's 2 year old nephew, Hunter Levin into their hearts and home.
Noah worked for the laborer's union in Manistee, but when he moved to Wayland he got a job at Gun Lake Casino on the Count team. He loved his job and the people he worked with very much. He received an Employee of the Month award in September 2019 and was pretty happy with the interview he had for a promotion.
On November 6, 2019 I took Noah to the hospital emergency room because he had been feeling poorly. The diagnosis was devastating, Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, which is a very rare, aggressive liver cancer that strikes young people who are healthy. Noah immediately joined a group on Facebook about this cancer. There he met a beautiful angel from his hometown of Manistee, MI. She had an 11 year old daughter who was also battling the same cancer. This woman gave Noah hope after a trip to University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, we were told there was no hope, no surgery and Noah was given 6 months to a year. This cancer is so rare that University of Michigan couldn't help. Noah reached out to his angel and she called another angel, Dr. Paul Kent from Rush University in Chicago, IL. The world renowned hospital had dealt with this horrible cancer and knew exactly what to do. They immediately made an appointment, but in the meantime we had a wedding to plan.
Noah had gotten down on one knee on Christmas Day 2017 in front of his siblings, Michael and myself and proposed to Cheyenne and she said yes.
On November 24, 2019 on an absolutely beautiful day Noah and Cheyenne were married by our own Carol Lawrence from New York, in front of a small gathering of friends and family, while holding Hunter and Braxton. It was a very joyous occasion.
However Noah's liver began failing quickly, much quicker than we expected. On December 23, 2019 we got Noah to Rush University, where they quickly did surgery. Unfortunately Noah would be in Rush for a very long time. We were blessed because Noah's sister, Stephanie lives in Chicago. We made many, many trips from Michigan to Chicago and when we couldn't be there his sister was. Unfortunately the time came when nothing medically could be done, Noah had too many setbacks and covid-19 was taking over the country. Noah was sent to his mom's house in Dorr, Mi by ambulance on March 27, 2020. Michael made him his favorite, corned beef and cabbage, which he had 2 helpings of. Noah Michael Allain peacefully and on his own terms left this earth on Sunday morning, March 29, 2020. Noah was the bravest person I've ever known. He never complained and he had so much grace. He was an amazing son, he adored his wife, he was absolutely the best daddy and uncle, he loved his brother and sisters so much and he was a selfless friend. I was honored to be his mom. Heaven danced the day they got Noah and I'm sure the angels are tired of hearing about the Detroit Lions.