Breathe easy. It’s a phrase we all hear, one we’re told when it’s time to relax and calm down. The hard part is over! Breathe easy. Keep calm. But what happens when you can’t seem to get past the hard part?
From the moment Stephon Gammage took his first breath, it was anything but easy.
While his mom, Stephanie, had a typical pregnancy, Stephon was born with an undetected rare medical condition called Pierre Robin Sequence. They just never saw it coming.
“Minutes after his birth, he required medical assistance and then later received a tracheotomy to help him breathe,” Stephanie told us.