CDH International welcomes Tina Ingham to our Patient Advocacy Board. Tina is the mom to CDH Angel Colin.
Tina Ingham lives in Hilton, New York with her husband Scott. They have one adult daughter Alana and their Cherub son Colin. Colin was born with severe CDH and he was put on ECMO four hours after being born. At seven days old, he had his hernia repair surgery and they discovered that he was born with only one lung. Colin was unable to wean off of ECMO and he lost his battle to CDH due to pulmonary hypertension at 14 days old on December 28, 2009.
For 26 years, Tina worked at a pharmaceutical company in the laboratory as a chemist and manager. Currently, she works at a Clinical Trials Laboratory as a Quality Assurance specialist. She hopes that her personal and professional experiences can raise CDH awareness, help families, and advocate for more CDH research.
Tina share, “I’m so grateful to have CDHi in my life. CDHi (CHERUBS) was the only support group that we had when our son was diagnosed with CDH during the first ultrasound. During the past 12 years, I’ve met so many amazing people and friends through the charity and I don’t know what I would do without them.”
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