Andrew, 4 years-old from Corpus Christi, Texas

Before birth, Andrew was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The hole in the muscle that separates the chest from the abdominal cavity allowed some of his organs normally found in the abdomen to move up into his chest cavity. Cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Mark Morales and Dr. Mark Bielefield, repaired the hole when Andrew was just 10 days old. Today, Andrew is happy and healthy and loves to eat pizza, his favorite food!