Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Neil Rubenstein has been married since 2003 to his wife, Amy. His CDH survivor (Aidan) was born in June 2010 after being diagnosed at 37 weeks.  Aidan had surgery to repair his hernia when he was 4 days old.  His surgeon discovered at that time that Aidan had no diaphragm at all, all his organs were in his chest (except for his liver), his heart had been pushed to the left side by his stomach, and he had two spleens (apparently not uncommon).  Even with all this, Aidan did not need ECMO and was only in the NICU for 29 days.  Aidan had a follow-up procedure at 13 months old to close up an abdominal hernia that his surgeon created to give his organs room to grow once she moved them all back to their proper location in his abdomen.      

While Amy and Neil were still dating, they started Creative Celebrations, a children party planning and entertainment company.  Neil has over 15 years experience in Integrated Marketing Communications.

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