Hello! My name is Laurel-Eden Combs and I’m the proud momma of a beautiful Gastro boy named Jackson-Lee!
At 15 weeks gestation I went to the doctor for an appointment and found out that my son had Gastroschisis. Like many other families, my fiancé and I had a million questions and emotions. We had never heard of Gastroschisis and we were scared, but we did our best to enjoy my pregnancy as much as possible. When Jackson was born, he spent 37 days in the NICU. He is now a thriving toddler.
I have never forgotten the struggles that we faced. I am involved with Avery’s Angels as a Hub Leader because I remember the obstacles of his diagnosis like it was yesterday. I hope to provide other families with the same support that Avery’s Angels gave us during such a difficult time.
I believe in approaching life’s trials with strength, knowledge, and positivity, but sometimes it is hard to do. When you’re feeling weak, lost, and defeated, I want you to know that it’s ok. I am here to support you and your family through those hard times.