During Sarah Godsey’s 35th week of pregnancy, it was detected that her unborn fetus, Evelyn, had a Diaphragmatic Hernia, a birth defect in which there is an abnormal opening in the diaphragm, the muscle that helps you breathe. Early estimates after testing Evelyn in utero was that there was a 30 percent chance she would survive.
Evelyn was eventually born, but due to her weakened condition of her lungs, there was a fear of lung seizing. Due to that, Eveyln was put on stress precaution which meant that there were to be no sounds or light in the room. Thirteen days after birth, Evelyn was taken into surgery to repair the diaphragm. Surgery went better than expected and six weeks later Evelyn was released from the hospital. Today, Evelyn is happy, healthy and very normal. Her parents call her a true miracle!