Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meet Ava

Ava was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. This is when the diaphragm does not form properly allowing the organs to migrate up in the chest using the space of the lungs and heart. We brought her home from the nicu after 47 days. She was doing very well. Then a month after her second birthday the patch that helped save her life was what was causing her much pain. After being airlifted to a bigger hospital Ava had a 7.5 hour surgery. Due to complications she would have another 3 abdominal surgeries and two skin graph surgeries. (Total of 7 surgeries in her 2 years.) You would never know she faced so many challenges. We thank God every day she is still with us. To read more about her you can visit and .

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again Lacey and Julie! We love the blankie. It is adorable! Give Jaxson a kiss for us and tahank him for the inspiration!

    ~Terri and Ava