Before birth, doctors diagnosed the McAlpine’s baby boy, Grayson, with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Now, Grayson is a shining example of what it means to reach the finish line despite all odds.
A diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect. An opening is present in the diaphragm. With this type of birth defect, some of the organs that are normally found in the abdomen move up into the chest cavity through this abnormal opening.
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