Stand Up to Congenital
Diaphragmatic Hernia


The Incredible Teddy Foundation was founded in 2010 after the birth of Theodore “Teddy” Lodico, a baby boy born with an unconfirmed right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Together with our family, friends and sponsors, The Incredible Teddy Foundation is committed to standing up to congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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About Teddy


Teddy made his entrance into the world as what appeared to be a healthy 9 lb. baby boy, but it did not take long for the nightmare to begin. The next weeks of his life were a battle to survive – surgery, life support, IVs and dozens of medications, and fluids that puffed up his body like a marshmallow. After five days on life support and another 16 days on a ventilator, Teddy was finally able to breath on his own, and he began his long recovery – learning to eat, gain weight, and thrive. Eight weeks after he was born, Teddy was discharged from the hospital and went home for the first time. We are blessed to have a network of caring family and friends who took on the challenge of helping us through that difficult time. The Incredible Teddy Foundation is ready to take on the challenge of assisting other families with babies born with CDH like Teddy.


Family Assistance


Incredible Teddy Foundation Grants

If you are a parent, or know a parent, who has a child diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, please contact us at believe@incredibleteddyfoundation.org for information on how to receive a financial grant from the Incredible Teddy Foundation.


Hospitals and Medical Expertise

If you know a child diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, there are several specialty hospitals across the United States that can provide substantial expertise in the diagnosis and care of babies born with CDH.

Boston Children’s Hospital
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Duke Children’s Hospital
Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati
New York Presbyterian (Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital)
Shands Children’s Hospital
UCSF Fetal Treatment Center

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How You Can Help

The Incredible Teddy Foundation accepts donations of all kinds.

To donate online, please click here.


To donate by check, please make checks payable to:

The Incredible Teddy Foundation
PO Box 3122
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


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