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Courtney Deuro

  1. Blog for Teens & Young Adults w/ Chronic Illnesses

    For a class project, I've started a blog titled "Medical Inheritance." The intention is to share my experiences as I learn to navigate the adult medical system, stories from day to day experiences, and tip & tricks for dealing (for lack of a better word) with my conditions.

    I also hope to connect with other young adults in the same boat as I who would like to contribute to the blog. Share their stories, their tips & tricks, and create a bit of an information archive ...
  2. A Bit of My History

    My reply on Looking for Others. I thought it was a good explination of what I've gone through so I figured why not repost it here?


    My hernia was repaired when I was an hour or so old. I have a gortex patch, and part of my stomach was used to create the non-existent sphincter. Because of the CDH, I was born with severe scoliosis and 1.5 lungs. In eleventh grade I had reconstructive back surgery in NYC, but not after ...

    Updated 01-31-2013 at 12:04 PM by Courtney Deuro

  3. Hello Everyone!!!

    I'm a survivor!

    I'm a 21 (soon to be 22) year old survivor of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. I've had my health issues that have stemmed from it, but with the help of my family and friends, and of course my amazing doctors, I've gotten through it all. I have a bit of a morbid sense of humor, but its a sense of humor that had helped me cope with everything.

    In high school I was active on a Patient Advisory Board at my local Children's Hospital, and through that board ...
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