Featured CDH International’s Florida Ambassador is Libby Matteson. Libby is the mother to CDH survivor Hunter.
Libby is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moved to Lake Wales, Florida in 2005 to finish college. She graduated from Warner University with a degree in Elementary Education and got married to her husband Michael the following year. She taught Kindergarten at a local elementary school for four years until she had her first son, LCDH survivor Hunter, in 2013. She decided to stay home with him and had her second son, Parker, two years later.
Libby and Michael have kept in touch with Winnie Palmer Hospital (where Hunter was born) and have participated in Walk for Winnie raising awareness for babies in their NICU. She has been teaching VPK for two years at the preschool where both of her sons attended and loves being back in the classroom! She is a baseball mom and living in Florida, she loves to go to the beach or on the boat with her family. Her Cherub Hunter is seven years old, loves elementary school, his friends, swimming, and building LEGOS. He will proudly shows off his tough-man scar and loves hearing about his story with CDH! Although CDH is a difficult journey, it has brought their family closer and made their faith even stronger.