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Rejecting advice to abort, Mom says, “My whole life became happy again.”

May 11, 2010

Sixth-grader Christopher Cobun, born with ectopia cordis, tells the world that he is “just a normal boy”, and apart from having spent almost a year in the hospital upon birth, over a year with a ventilator, and countless therapies, that may well be close to true. But no one can deny that his mother, Stacey, is extraordinary.

His success is a testament to his tenacious mother, Stacey Wehmann, who decided almost from the moment she learned about her baby’s fragile condition that she would do things her way. No, she would not terminate the pregnancy. No, Christopher would not be tethered to a ventilator for the rest of his life. And yes, she would put him on roller skates when he was barely out of diapers. “She worries like any mom,” says Christopher. “But she doesn’t stop me from being me and having fun.” continue




 Read about yet another survivor of ectopia cordis, now in his 30’s,  and his ever-devoted mom: “Don’t be afraid”: Incredible young man survives ectopia cordis

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