My name is Kristi Hlad, I am a co-hub leader for Ohio. My husband and I have 3 beautiful boys, Christian, Connor and Carter (our Gastroschisis angel). Our journey started in 2016 when we were expecting our Carter. I was at my 20 week anatomy scan when we had gotten the diagnosis of Gastroschisis. My pregnancy was very difficult and full of emotions. I felt each doctor I saw had their own opinion of Carters outcome, some good and some bad. Carter was born August 31 2016 via section, his exposed bowels were in very poor condition. Carter underwent two surgeries and numerous other medical procedures. Sadly he passed away at the NICU on October 1st 2016. I chose to volunteer with AAGF so I can spread awareness, help and support families in need.