Photo crop (passport)

I decided to make this web page Dec 2001. I didn't want to start until I could be relatively sure of the ending. I have always wanted to make this because, at the time, this was what I was looking for and it wasn't there. Created Dec 2011.

All to often, unfortunately, the people who have time to document their results are those who have lost their children. This was very foreboding. I am not a doctor, I am a father of a CDH survivor. By trade, I am an engineer and as such my information is from that perspective. I looked at the numbers, the trends and the patterns.

If I have any advice to give it is to immediately engage your health care professionals and develop your options. Time is exceedingly crucial.

This is Jarom's story. It is unique. There has never been a story like it nor will there be another. If you are here because your child has CDH, your child's story will be unique to him. But you are not alone.

Example images and pictures of Jarom shortly after his hernia repair and at age 10. The success story.

Discussion of Fetal Surgery and Tracheal Occlusion for a fetus diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Presented by Michael Harrison, MD, and the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center.

These videos discuss the procedures that Jarom had. They were performed by Dr. Farmer at UCSF. Dr. Harrison performed Jarom's third operation to check on complications. When he came out, he told me, "Your son is fixed".

The links will take you to YouTube. Click the back button to return here.


  1. Jarom graduated 21 May 2020! Really proud of you pal. Every day is an adventure. Love you.

    (Posted on 2020-05-24 16:58:00 by Jason Olvera)
  2. It was discovered that Jarom's stomach has reherniated through his diaphragm complicated by a large growth spurt. It began some time ago and has gone undetected. He was having trouble swallowing which led to this discovery. His esophagus is too short and damaged by reflux. He has to undergo stretching to open the esophagus, which is scared and later will need some sort of repair. A monthly procedure for 24 months is the course. Be tough bud, we love you.

    (Posted on 2017-02-26 17:55:00 by Jason Olvera)
  3. Jarom turned 15 years old on August 28th and started the 9th grade. :)

    (Posted on 2016-09-11 01:13:00 by Jason Olvera)
  4. Jarom has been in my class for sixth grade social studies and now seventh grade utah studies, he really is an amazing young man, I am sorry to read of is struggles in life but they have helped him be the young man he is as well as good parents. We will continue to work together to get the grades he strives for.

    (Posted on 2014-12-04 18:43:00 by debi poulson)
  5. im turning 13 now ma going on strong in 7th grade and its grate!

    (Posted on 2014-08-23 05:23:00 by jarom)
  6. Love you son!

    (Posted on 2012-12-19 19:00:00 by Jason Olvera)
  7. i am glade i am alive to day, my grandma is right i have a wonderfull life i am 11 now and i love my page

    (Posted on 2012-11-30 03:08:00 by jarom)
  8. jarom-love you dad

    (Posted on 2012-11-30 03:05:00 by jarom)
  9. Jarom is my grandson, his father is my son. He is such a delight in our lives. Miracles do happen.

    (Posted on 2012-01-01 03:00:00 by Pam Nalder)

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