Baby Camille

As Victoria and Dan Scoggins prepared to welcome their new baby, they also celebrated the many family members who would be nearby to join the fun. Dan is the son of Betty and Gary Scoggins, who raised their three children in Lake Highlands and cheered them at LHHS events. When Dan married and brought his young bride back to the neighborhood, the Scoggins family was over the moon.

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The LH community became reacquainted with Dan when he crafted the winged Pegasus sculpture at the corner of Church Road and White Rock Trail. The art installation was repurposed from scrap metal and new steel and installed by the LH Junior Women’s League and the LH Public Improvement District in October.

This time, the Scoggins family needs our help.

Camille Ann Scoggins was born two days ago and diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. CDH is a rare condition which occurs when the diaphragm — the muscle separating the chest from the abdomen — fails to close during prenatal development. When the stomach, intestines, liver or other abdominal organs are in the chest, they may crowd the heart and lungs, preventing them from growing normally.

CHD is very rarely missed during the various prenatal scans done by today’s expectant moms, but Baby Camille’s condition slipped past her medical team. She was transferred to the NICU at Medical City Children’s Hospital at birth and will require major surgery to relocate her organs as soon as she is stable. She will remain in the NICU to recover and grow for quite a while.

Friends and family have set up a GoFundMe page for the Scoggins Family, and you may donate here.