marcella hauser via Crowdrise
June 11, 2011
NAYELI FAITH FOUNDATION wrote -
The first child of my friends Shane and Elizabeth was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. This is where the diaphragm does not form correctly and the abdominal organs can travel up into the chest cavity and compress the lungs and impact their development. This defect can occur in 1 in 2500 births and it can cause chronic respiratory problems and even death. Thankfully, Nayeli is doing well. Shane and Elizabeth started the Nayeli Faith Foundation to increase awareness of this problem and to help support families faced with this diagnosis. I was asked to join the team running the San Francisco Marathon on July 31. Yep, running a marathon is difficult, but even more difficult is living with chronic respiratory problems or learning that your child has a serious birth defect. No donation is too small and funds go to a local organization.