Join us this week as the Cavalier Family shares their story on this week’s CDH Radio Show. Suzanne Cavalier and her adult CDH son, Chris Cavalier, share their journey with CDH.
Tune in at 6:00 pm EST, August 26th, 2021 at https://www.blogtalkradio.com/cdh/2021/08/24/august-17-2021-guest-the-cavalier-family.
Listen to archives of the show at http://www.cdhradio.org.
Suzanne had this to share about her son’s journey with CDH, “Christopher was born Friday August 21st, 1986. He was born by C-section at a local community hospital in Trenton following a typical pregnancy. Upon birth he was diagnosed with CDH. After birth, surgery was performed to repair the hernia. 24 hours later he was transported to Children’s Hospital in Boston for ECMO. There he spent 10 weeks in the NICU. He came home on oxygen and G-tube feeding. Christopher is healthy and living on his own. Christopher works as a Mental Health Associate in Behavioral Health. I am now retired from bus driving and stay at home with my husband. Both Christopher and I continue to share our story with others.”
When we asked Suzanne how CDHi has help her and Chris, she shared, “CDH International has helped us to reach more people with our story then we could have hoped to on our own. We have also been able to learn about other CDH families that are out there.”
Alive by Grace: A Mother’s Story with A Message of Hope from Christopher is now available on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Alive-Grace-Mothers-Message-Christopher-ebook/dp/B094YTTV74/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=alive+by+grace&qid=1629742439&sr=8-2. This book was written by Suzanne and Chris. From the description on Amazon, Suzanne shares, “as his mother, I will take you through the obstacles and triumphs of our lives, in hopes that you will gain understanding of the emotional and spiritual impact that catastrophic illness can have on a child and his family. Christopher’s body and spirit were often pushed to the breaking point.” She goes on to share that Chris shares in his own words, “he describes how he overcame every challenge life offered him. His physical pain, emotional suffering, and spiritual breakthrough will inspire you. You are not alone, and there is hope for a normal life! God’s grace abounds.”
If you want to share your child’s story with CDH, please visit https://cdhi.org/shareyourstory/.