Breathing is something that most of us take for granted on a daily basis as our body automatically does what it was designed to do. However, for babies and children with chILD, the struggle to breathe can require so much physical exertion that they often fail to thrive without medical interventions.
Tune in to hear this mother's journey and how she fights every day to give her children the opportunity to live their best lives through medical interventions, community, finding joy in the little things and protecting her kid's feelings, hope & dreams along the way. "When you see the tubes, look past them. Smile and say hello."
Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease (chILD) is not a single disease. Instead, it is a group of rare lung diseases found in infants, children, and adolescents. There are different types of chILD that vary in their severity and in their long-term outcomes. In simplest terms, all types of chILD decrease a child’s ability to supply oxygen to their body. Early diagnosis and treatment is important for any form of chILD. If you suspect your child has chILD, consult a pediatric pulmonologist with expertise in chILD. www.child-foundation.org
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