Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Omphalocele Awareness Day

The Meabons are sporting our black and white today in support of the first ever Omphalocele Awareness Day!    


"An omphalocele is a birth defect that occurs early in pregnancy, in which the abdominal wall does not close properly, and...some or most of the abdominal organs protrude into the umbilical cord.   A smaller omphalocele occurs in 1 of every 5,000 pregnancies, whereas a large omphalocele occurs in 1 of every 10,000, and is typically diagnosed through an ultrasound.   An omphalocele may be isolated, or may be associated with other defects and/or chromosomal abnormalities.

Despite the challenges a baby born with an omphalocele may face, there is much hope for them!   We are here to inform parents and members of the medical community that our children are survivors, and with appropriate treatment, they can go on to live happy, healthy lives!

Join us in spreading omphalocele awareness!   Wear black and white, the colors of the MOO's - Mothers of Omphaloceles, to show your support this January 31st!   Help us reach out to families of O babies everywhere, so that they will know they are not alone, and help us spread the word that omphalocele is a treatable and survivable condition."



5 comments:

Maegan said...

I didn't know it was "Moo" day but coincidently enough, I am wearing black and white. Perhaps my subconscious knew! Cheers to Harper and her belly button!:)

Kelly said...

Happy O Day from our family to yours!! What a special bond we share! :)

Lisa Johnson said...

Happy Omphalocele day! Love it!

Janet said...

I've got on my black & white today, and my love and support goes out to not only our sweet family, but all of the families who deal with these precious and very special children and their parents.
Happy O Day!
Love,
Honey

yoadriane said...

Hello I'm a mother of a O babygirl who passed away in 2009 but I also have a cousin who also has a O babygirl...I'm looking for donations of Omphalocele ribbons bracelets anything i can get my hands on for a benefit show I'm putting on for my cousin. Her baby has been in the hospital for the past 8 weeks after repairing the O complications begain to set it...If anyone knows where I can get some donated please email me yoadriane06@yahoo.com

Thank you
Adriane Garcia mother of
Jordan Janai Ramirez Garcia
born sleeping Jan 2009