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MISSION STATEMENT:  CHERUBS was created to help families of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia by providing support services, promoting research and raising awareness.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that occurs when a baby's diaphragm fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity and preventing lung growth.  CDH occurs in 1 in every 2500 babies, which equals to 1600 babies born each year with CDH in the United States alone.   The overall survival rate is 50%.  The cause is unknown.

Founded in 1995 by 2 parents, CHERUBS is the world's oldest and largest non-profit organization for families affected by CDH, serving over 6100 members in 61 countries.   By working closely with hospitals and other charities, CHERUBS has led the way for families for over two decades and fought for awareness, research funding and greatly needed services for all families, at all hospitals, around the world.

We are here to help families at the time of diagnoses, through birth, hospitalization and even after the death of their children.  No family has to fight CDH alone.  And we will keep fighting until CDH is eradicated. 

Join us in the battle to save the lives of these children.

Join the CDH Angel Club



Join the Angel Club and make a monthly or annual donation in honor or in memory of your cherub.

Your membership into the CDH Angel Club brings you discounts on awareness merchandise and event tickets, your cherub's name listed on our web site, annual rewards and much more.  We appreciate every donor and club member and work hard to show that appreciation throughout the year.  Without you, CHERUBS cannot help CDH families.

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BREAKING NEWS:

CALL TO ACTION: Several charity services have been put on hold due to lack of funding. Donate now to help reinstate important support for families affected by CDH

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Join us on Capitol Hill to help raise awareness and research funding on March 28 - 29, 2017.

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2017 CDH Conference set for Salt Lake City, Nevada on July 27 - 30th.

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CHERUBS presents CDH Research to the American Pediatric Association.  This is the 3rd piece of research that our charity has presented to the medical community so far.







Our urgent goal:

Eliminate Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in our lifetime

and support those already affected.

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WHAT CDH FAMILIES ARE SAYING:

"I can't imagine how we could have managed, or even survived the last 20 years without CHERUBS. I have made life long long friends, who in all honesty are in many ways more like family than my blood relations are. Our children, our CHERUBS families are so dear to us, they hold a special place in our hearts, always."- Heidi Forney

"CHERUBS has brought so many loving people into my life. They understand how I feel. They know what it's like to watch your child fight. They're more then just friends, they're family." - Brandy Hawkins

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"We have truly enjoyed being involved in Cherubs over the years. I have been able to attend two conferences where I met wonderful parents of other CDH kids and made lifelong friends. My favorite memories are of the CDH Awareness walks in DC. There is no other group that does so much to advance the cause of CDH kidsand their families."- Mary Abigail Reinhardt

"CHERUBS has been awesome to support us on our CDH journey! Even though we weren't members until long after our first CDH diagnosis, the support we've received since joining has been amazing. We have been able to connect with so many other families and share our successes and grief. We've also been able to offer support to so many other families. Without CHERUBS our CDH world, and the CDH world in general would be a lot darker!" - Josh Hensley

"The same day that we got the diagnosis that Vivienne had CDH I was was doing research online and discovered CHERUBS. A few weeks later we received the care package, with items donated by parents in honor/memory of their children. A lot of that stuff ended up being very useful, but even more than that, just feeling like part of a community of people who understand what you are going through was really great." - Allison Moore





 

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2017 - News from CHERUBS

2017 CDH Conference

Our 2017 International CHERUBS CDH Conference was a huge success.

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University of Texas CDH Reunion

CDHi President, Dawn Ireland, visit the University of Texas

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Introducing Rachael Eller

We would like to welcome our new Office Manager and Research Database Administrator, Rachael Eller.

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