Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Tara is the mom to Brandon (7/17/96) born with undiagnosed left side CDH. Brandon was put on ECMO at 8hrs old. During his six weeks in NICU he had two CDH repairs along with a nissen and gtube. He has had a total of six repairs before the age of two, had developmental delays and feeding issues. His feeding tube was removed on his fifth birthday. Currently he is doing well but does have ADHD, some OCD tendencies and still has fine motor issues.

Tara has been a volunteer for CHERUBS for 13 years and has been the Ohio State Representative for 12 years, along with many other volunteer positions.  She has held a Ohio CHERUBS Member Picnic every year since 2001, making it one of the largest annual CDH gatherings in the country.

Tara is learning how to be a single mom to a teenager.

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