CDHi Welcomes Amanda Dean to Our New Support Team

CDHi welcomes Amanda Dean to our new Support Team. Amanda is the mom to CDH survivor, Tristan.

Amanda Dean is the representative for CDH International South Africa and mom to survivor, Tristan. He was born in 2001 with CDH and undiagnosed until 6 weeks of age. Tristan had to be rushed to ER with breathing complications and turning blue and after and xray CDH was diagnosed. He had emergency surgery that same day and spent 16 days in NICU. He has minor complications from CDH, which includes asthma. Today he is thriving adult and a top athlete! He is such a kind and humble boy. “I am extremely grateful how things turned out for us, and because of this experience I decided to dedicate my time to assist with awareness and support in South Africa,” Amanda shares.

Amanda works full time in public health. She loves to be creative; it makes her feel alive, especially scrapbooking and paper crafts. She is passionate to help and support others, especially CDH families and families who experience baby loss. Amanda is married to the most amazing man and mom to two of the greatest boys. 

If you are interested in volunteering to work with other CDH families, email

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