Hi! My name is Lisa Baxter. I live in Burke, VA with my husband Jeff, and our CDH survivor Lindsey. We were diagnosed at 20 weeks with one heart defect, then another at 24 weeks, and finally CDH at 27 weeks. At the time, we were living in South Carolina. We were referred to Columbia, Charleston and then heard about the team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Jeff and I relocated to Cincinnati for almost 4 months to give Lindsey the best chance possible after being told she had less than a 50% chance of survival. Lindsey was born in February 2014 and was in the NICU for 2 ½ months. Lindsey is an amazing baby and is my hero! We also have a 4 legged child, Elsa, who loves her sister very much. I work part time as an independent consultant assisting organizations on their future site selections for upcoming meetings/events.
I was unfamiliar with CHERUBS until another family with a CDH baby at the Ronald McDonald House told me about it. With all the chaos, I never had a chance to reach out until we brought Lindsey home from the hospital. I am excited to volunteer now and help other families know they are not alone.
We appreciate Lisa and all she does for CDH families there in VA and around the world!