Mary and Mark Gundrum were a happy couple anxious to see the sex of their new baby, and watched their ultra sound full of excitement, that is until something abnormal showed up. A doctor then told them the abnormal mass growing on the baby’s face was a condition called, an encephalocele, along with Tessier midline facial cleft. The combination of these two birth defects occurring together is so rare they almost never happen. The diagnosis was disheartening, they were told the baby would likely die not long after birth, and parent’s were told to just enjoy the pregnancy as best they were able.
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