Melissa Gomes Baby Gomes’ O Journey

First post: Apr 11, 2018 Latest post: Jun 27, 2018
We are due with our second child in September 2018. In early April, the baby was diagnosed with an omphalocele (O).  This is a rare birth defect in which the abdominal wall doesn’t close and the intestines and possibly other organs develop outside of the abdomen in a sac. This website will be maintained so our family and friends can follow our journey as we welcome our baby into the world, and what happens after. 

Papa John set up a GoFundMe account to help us while we take additional time off work and bear increased medical expenses.  Thank you in advance to those who offer financial support, as well as those who offer emotional support as well.  We appreciate everything that everyone's doing for us!