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Dallas Williams

There is something I would like to share with the SDC community because I feel like we are all family here like brothers. I was born with a birth defect called a diaphragmatic hernia, a condition where there is a hole in the diaphragm that allows the intestines to travel up into the chest cavity. This wasn’t found out and didn’t manifest itself into any real problems, until I was a month old. To make a long story short my mother tried feeding me milk but she noticed that I couldn’t drink and breathe at the same time and kept coughing and spitting up and refusing to feed. She just attributed it to colic or something of that nature and decided to put me down for a nap and thought I might feel better later. But when she returned to check on me a few minutes later she noticed I was unconscious and not breathing and that I had dark blue bruised looking spots on my back from lack of oxygen. So my parents rushed me to the hospital which was a 30 minute drive away, where they basically had to do emergency surgery to save my life and said I had less than a 5 percent chance of survival and even less chance of survival without some sort of permanent physical or mental disability due to damage to my intestnes or chest cavity or brain damage due to lack of oxygen. However, I ended up making a full recovery without any permanent damage to either my body or my brain that I know of other than this big ass scar across my abdomen. So if you guys wonder while I may say or do some fucked up things from time to time I have an excuse, lol I literally was deprived of oxygen at infancy. I realize how fortunate I was to survive such an ordeal, especially back in 1986 when medicine was still in it’s infancy compared to today and I know God or fate(if you don’t believe in God) has a reason for saving me from death at such an early age but I have yet to figure out exactly what my purpose and mission is here on earth at age 27. However, if I can help save lives and protect people from potential harm from those with predatory intentions by helping to get the word out there about the SDC then at least maybe that is a good start and I’m accomplishing something with the gift of life I’ve been blessed with.