Noah was born at Children’s Colorado with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. This rare birth defect affects the diaphragm, limiting lung growth and causing other life-threatening medical issues. For the first few months, Noah’s lungs were so fragile that he required heavy sedation and medically induced paralysis to recover. There were times when Noah’s parents feared their son would not survive. But thanks to the heroic interventions of his care team – and Noah’s fighting spirit – he defied the odds. At 10 months old, Noah was able to return home to Illinois, and today he’s thriving.