Sunday, January 4, 2015

Educate!

Why is it 2015 and yet STILL many have not heard about the birth defect, congenital diaphragmatic hernia? 1 out of 2500 babies are born with it. It's not rare! I feel an obligation to make others aware. So I've created something that screams.... "look at CDH" on this real baby. When CDH babies are born they "look" normal. If we could only see what the insides look like then we would understand how serious and life threatening this defect truly is. Please share this with others if your child or someone you know was affected by diaphragmatic hernia. If people are educated then more money could go to fund research to figure out ways to keep babies alive! My daughter was born with CDH in 2006. She is a survivor.

This is LEFT congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The hole is the diaphragm is in the left side.
























This is RIGHT congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The hole in the diaphragm is in the right side.
























~Terri L. Helmick
(Creator of Raising Healthy Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Children)