In 1987, I was born in the UK with undiagnosed Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). An hour after I was born, the midwife noticed I was going blue from lack of oxygen. After a scan, I was diagnosed with the first case of CDH the hospital had ever seen.
Within 16 hours of being born, I was rushed to a larger hospital for emergency surgery. My family were told my chance of survival was below 50%.