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WHEREAS, one in every 2,500 pregnancies is 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, accord to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia International, 1,600 babies are born with CDH every year in the United States; and

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

WHEREAS, those with CDH often endure multiple surgeries and possible medical complication beyond their diagnosis that include heart defects, pulmonary complications, gastric and intestinal problems, developmental delays, and may require respiratory and medicinal support for years; and

WHEREAS, raising awareness of this congenital defect will help bring about acceptance and support for those suffering with it and will help advocate for medical research and advances;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 2018 as

 CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson