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Terri

Burlington, Iowa
Ava~Hope for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. I am passionate about teaching parents how to advocate for their child's health. My third daughter Ava was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. CDH is when (inside of the womb) the diaphragm does not form properly. The abdominal organs move up... Full Bio
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Ava~Hope for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

I am passionate about teaching parents how to advocate for their child's health. My third daughter Ava was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. CDH is when (inside of the womb) the diaphragm does not form properly. The abdominal organs move up into the chest cavity, compromising the heart and lungs. Half of all babies born with this birth defect die. Ava survived but still suffers from complications of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. She has taught me many, many things. We must know our children and speak up for what is best for them. Mother's intution is so important and MUST not be ignored! My mission is to educate and bring hope. I have learned that life is precious and to live each day as if it is your last...perhaps this is where my love for photography came to be.

~Thanks God for the Roses and the thorns!