Offers support and encouragement to parents of children with esophageal atresia, tracheo-esophageal fistula and the VATER. Aims to bring current information to parents and the medical community. Newsletter, information and referrals, phone support. We offer long term support to parents and families, information about the different birth defects, the operations to correct them, the problems before and after surgery, coping skills while you are on the roller coaster, the many problems before and after you bring your child home, a sense of humor to let you know that you are not alone and you are not the only one to feel what you feel and to give you some breathing room to cry, vent your frustrations about your life and your babies situation, the pain and anguish that you see when they are hooked up to all the tubing and machines and to laugh about your life, and smile about your situatuion after you pick yourself up off the floor to face another day. To be there for you when you need us 24 hours a day and let you know that you are not alone with your thoughts, feelings and emotions. We want to let you know WE CARE about YOU and your family and your marriage.