Gold Coast Marathon 2021
Lydia and her husband, James, together with their 3-year-old-son Hamish were excited to learn they were pregnant and were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new addition.
During Lydia’s pregnancy, at her 19-week scan, they received the news that there was a problem. Her unborn son, Freddie, was diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).
“Freddie’s CDH wasn’t considered severe based on the MRI,” recalls Lydia, “he seemed a moderate case.”
In December 2020, Freddie was born and had an operation to repair his hernia when he was 5 days old. The repair went well. Lydia and her family were grateful to the team of medical professionals and surgeons who cared for Freddie as he recovered.