MIAMI (CBSMiami) – To see 20-month old Lyna Gonzalez, you would think she’s just like every other toddler at that age – vibrant and energetic.
“She’s perfectly normal, thank God,” said mother Tammy.
But it wasn’t always that way. During her pregnancy, Gonzalez’s doctors discovered a benign tumor the size of a tennis ball growing on her unborn baby’s mouth. Doctors told Tammy there was little chance her daughter would survive birth – and if she did, she would require an immediate tracheotomy in order to breath and have multiple surgeries thereafter.
“It’s the most horrible feeling you could ever image; physically, emotionally, mentally,” said Gonzalez.