Unsure of what to expect for their unborn son, Sarah and Kyle arrived at the Midwest Fetal Care Center, where a team of highly trained experts in maternal-fetal medicine and pediatric care would support them every step of their journey. There doctors, including Dr. Joseph Lillegard, pediatric and fetal surgeon, diagnosed their son with congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM), a condition where abnormal tissue grows within or around the lung. Left untreated the lesion may cause recurrent respiratory infections or respiratory distress. Because her pregnancy was considered to be high-risk, the decision was made for Sarah to deliver at The Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis where her son would have a dedicated care team upon his arrival.
See William’s progress today by viewing the final installment in the Stark family’s journey here.