Reid was born April 4th, 2018 at Emory Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. This was six weeks before his due date – but he came onto the scene in big way, weighing eight pounds! The doctors told Reid’s parents months before that he had a narrow aorta on top of a severe CDH diagnosis, so the family was understandably anxious about this early arrival. But Reid’s mom, Lisa, is no stranger to adversity. She has dealt with a spine surgery in the past and is currently fighting a recently discovered cancer diagnosis. Lisa certainly passed along a strong, fighting spirit to her newborn son in early April.
The surgery at CHOA after Reid’s birth really proved what a big hero he is destined to become. He did amazing through the procedure, even though it took TWO Goretex patches to repair the large hole. Those who have gotten to meet Reid get an impression right away that he is a brave little guy who is fearless in the face of hardship. All eight pounds of him say, bring it on – and the rest of us are reminding him, "You’ve got this!"
While the road to complete recovery is still very long, Reid has made tremendous early strides and the Harris family is looking forward to making fewer long trips back and forth from Blackshear GA, and to watching Reid continue his excellent recovery. Fore Hadley is honored to play a small part in this big story, and we’ll be keeping an eye on the great things that we believe life has in store for Reid.
About the Fore Hadley Angels in the NICU Fund
Support and proceeds for the Fore Hadley Angels in the NICU Fund will go towards assisting current and future families like Reid’s, by providing financial contributions to assist families with the costs associated with extended, long distance travel and living arrangements. Costs that are often a must to ensure the proper specialty care for CDH babies.