We want to introduce you to CDH International’s Ohio Ambassador, Andy Johnson. Andy is the mom to cherub Riley.
They discovered their daughter’s CDH at their 20 week ultrasound. There were several other medical issues they found too, all rooted in a rare genetic disorder that Riley has. She was born at full-term, but only weighed 4 pounds 8 oz. Her genetic condition (which kept her undersized) and the 90% missing diaphragm really set the odds against her. Riley is a fighter and made it through multiple repair surgeries in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital NICU. They were able to come home after 3 months (which was way before they had originally anticipated!) and Riley has been growing little by little ever since. She is now 2 and 1/2 and is a big sister to little Sophia.