Today is Gastroschisis Awareness Day! If you have a JaxsonsGotGuts shirt today is a great day to wear it. If not, green is the awareness color. If you take a picture wearing Jaxson’s shirt or any green one, please use the following hashtags on social media to help bring awareness: #JaxsonsGotGuts #GastroschisisAwareness #AverysAngels.
Gastroschisis is a birth defect that causes the intestines, and sometimes other organs, to protrude through a hole in the abdomen. 1 out of every 2229 babies is born with gastroschisis, and that number continues to increase. It can be detected through an ultrasound during pregnancy, but you often won’t know the severity of it until the child is born. If you or someone you know has a child born with Gastroschisis, Avery’s Angels in a great place to get info and support. You can click here for their website, and here to follow them on Facebook.