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Meet Apollo: 2017 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day

Apollo was diagnosed prenatally and born with esophageal atresia — a rare malformation of his esophagus — and tracheomalacia — a very rare and more complicated malformation of his trachea. He spent the first six months of his life in three different Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Many of these days were spent in great pain, critical condition, or sedated and paralyzed. Thanks to the pediatric surgeons and physicians at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Dell Children’s Hospital, Apollo’s trachea was successfully rebuilt and his esophagus was repaired.