The Parker Reese Foundation

New Hope For Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Today 5 Babies Will Be Diganosed

Posted by Jessica Singletary on November 24, 2008

Today almost 5 families in the United States alone will receive the devastating news that their unborn child will have to fight for its life. They have been diagnosed with a potentially fatal birth defect called a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. A congenital diaphragmatic hernia is where the diaphragm in development does not completely close in an unborn baby and organs migrate to the thorax which under normal circumstances is where the heart and developing lungs are located.

Thirty-five (35) families a week. One hundred thirty-three (133) families a month. 1800 families a year. (Courtesy of Breath of Hope, Inc.)

 

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