Minutes after her birth, Abby was diagnosed with bilateral choanal atresia, an obstruction that blocked both sides of her nasal airway. Because babies have to use their noses to breathe, the condition was life-threatening. A series of highly specialized surgeries at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota opened Abby’s airway, which is now growing normally.
Now this nature-loving first grader can breathe easy as she spends time camping in the woods with her parents and her younger brother.
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