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I found out in January of 2011 that I was pregnant with my 2nd child. In March we found out that we were having a daughter, and she would be born with Gastroschisis. I went home and started to do some research about it, that’s when I came across Avery’s Angels Gastroschisis Foundation. My daughter was born July 21, 2011 in Fort Worth, Tx. and was immediately transferred to Cook Children’s Medical Center where she had her closure surgery at 3 hours old. She was able to come off of the ventilator at 2 days old and after a few bumps in our path she was finally able to come home at 23 days old! We still deal with a few minor issues but are very thankful for our healthy strong survivor! I am so thankful for Avery’s Angels and the families that I have connected with throughout our journey. I do not think I would of been strong enough to deal with everything on my own, but because AAGF was there I knew that I was never alone! I started the Texas HUB in 2011 and had a wonderful team that I worked with! We put on 3 Awareness Days and had 2 Walks and hosted 2 Ronald McDonald House Dinners. We also had several small awareness events! I moved to Oklahoma in the beginning of 2014 and I am planning many great things to come for our families and supporters in Oklahoma!.