Laurel-Eden Combs

Avery’s Angels District Manager

Southeast District Manager – Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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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 husband 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-Lee was born, he spent 37 days in the NICU. He is now a thriving little boy!

I have never forgotten the struggles that we faced in the beginning of his life. I am involved with Avery’s Angels 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 as well as educate families on the possible lifelong effects of Gastroschisis.

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. We are here to support you and your family through those hard times.