Hi, I am Neal Smith and I live in Gloucester, England. I am a dad to a super clever 3 year old boy. We started the gastroschisis journey in 2014 when my son was diagnosed with gastroschisis at our 12 week scan. We had frequent scans and I was there every step of the way for my partner Rebekah. Rebekah went into labour naturally at 37 weeks and delivered my son at St Michaels Hospital in Bristol. We got to hold our son for the first time at 7 days old. This is a moment I will treasure forever. He stayed in the NICU for just over 4 weeks and we were super excited to get our little boy home. At 9 months old my son needed another operation which was related to his gastroschisis condition which went successfully. He was then discharged from hospital care at just over a year old. He is now a happy, very energetic three year old little boy. I am enthusiastic about helping other families on their gastroschisis journey and to raise awareness about this condition around the UK.