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WHEREAS, one in every 2,500 pregnancies are diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); and

WHEREAS, since 2000, it is estimated that more than 500,000 babies have been born with CDH, however, only 50 percent of those babies survived; and

WHEREAS, there are many people living in Nevada who have been diagnosed with and have survived their CDH, and many families in the Silver State have endured the pain and grief associated with the loss of loved ones with CDH; and

WHEREAS, those with congenital diaphragmatic hernia often endure multiple surgeries and possible medical complication including heart defects, pulmonary complications, gastr-ic and intestinal problems, developmental delays, and may 1·equire respiratory and medicinal support for years; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins communities and states across the nation to raise awareness about congenital diaphragmatic hernia and support ongoing research and support for families affected;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 2017

 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske