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The following hospitals see many cases of CDH a year and participate in research with the International CDH Study Group. They do not represent all hospitals that work with CDH patients. This list should not be used to chose a particular hospital for your cherub.

 

Hospital State / Provence Country CDH Study Group Participant DHREAMS Participant ELSO Accredited Approx. Number of CDH Patients per Year CDHi Accredited (coming in 2018)
 Alberta Children's Hospital              
               
               

 

  • Sydney Children’s Hospital - Randwick NWS Australia
  • Royal Children’s Hospital - Parkville Victoria Australia
  • University Hospital Gasthuisberg - B-3000 Leuven Belgium
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital - Edmonton Alberta Canada
  • The Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto Ontario Canada
  • Universitatsklinikum Manneheim gGmbH - Mannheim Germany
  • Freie Universitat Berlin - Berlin Germany
  • Salesi Children’s Hospital - Ancona Italy
  • Ospedali Pediatrico Bambino Gesu - Rome Italy
  • Ospedali Riuniti Bergamo - Bergamo Italy
  • National Center of Child Health and Development - Tokyo Japan
  • Central Hospital Aichi Prefectural Colony - Kasugai Aichi Japan
  • Osaka Medical Center for Maternal and Child Health - Izuki Osaka Japan
  • Osaka University Graduate School of Medicin - Suita Osaka Japan
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children - Glasgow Yorkhill Scotland
  • Astrid Lindgren - Stockholm Sweden
  • Sophia Children’s Hospital - Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Children’s Hospital of Alabama - Birmingham AL United States
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center - Phoenix AZ United States
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Phoenix AZ United States
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles CA United States
  • San Diego Children’s Hospital - San Diego CA United States
  • University of California San Diego - San Diego CA United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles - Los Angeles CA United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Oakland - Oakland CA United States
  • Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - Loma Linda CA United States
  • Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital - Pal Alto CA United States
  • Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA - Los Angeles CA United States
  • Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital - New Haven CT United States
  • Children’s National Medical Center - Washington DC United States
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women & Children - Orlando FL United States
  • Shands Children’s Hospital/University of Florida - Gainesville FL United States
  • Emory University - Atlanta GA United States
  • Medical College of Georgia - Augusta GA United States
  • University of Chicago - Chicago IL United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Illinois - Peoria IL United States
  • Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge IL United States
  • Rockford Memorial Children’s Hospital - Rockford IL United States
  • James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital - Indianapolis IN United States
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital - Overland Park KS United States
  • University of Kentucky Medical Center - Lexington KY United States
  • Kosair Children’s Hospital - Louisville KY United States
  • Tulane University Hospital - New Orleans LA United States
  • Children’s Hospital Boston - Boston MA United States
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston MA United States
  • University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor MI United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Detroit MI United States
  • DeVos Children’s Hospital - Grand Rapids MI United States
  • St. Paul Campus Children’s Minneapolis - Minneapolis MN United States
  • Children’s Hospital ofMinneapolis - Minneapolis MN United States
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester MN United States
  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital - St. Louis MO United States
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital - St. Louis MO United States
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson MS United States
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill NC United States
  • Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte NC United States
  • Duke University Medical Center - Durham NC United States
  • North Carolina Baptist Hospital - Winston-Salem NC United States
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha NE United States
  • University of New Mexico Medical Center - Albuquerque NM United States
  • Strong Children’s Hospital - Rochester NY United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Buffalo - Buffalo NY United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Akron - Akron OH United States
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - Cincinnati OH United States
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Children’s Hospital - Cleveland OH United States
  • Columbus Children’s Hospital - Columbus OH United States
  • Miami Valley Hospital - Dayton OH United States
  • Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital - Cleveland OH United States
  • St. Francis Children’s Hospital - Tulsa OK United States
  • Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital - Portalnd OR United States
  • St. Christoper’s Children’s Hospital - Philadelphia PA United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelopha PA United States
  • Hershey Medical Center - Hershey PA United States
  • University of Puerto Rico Medical Center - San Juan Puerto Rico United States
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital - Privdence RI United States
  • Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston SC United States
  • T.C. Thompson Hospital - Chattanooga TN United States
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital - Nashville TN United States
  • Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital - San Antonio TX United States
  • Texas Children’s Hospital - Houston TX United States
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Galveston TX United States
  • Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center - Lackland AFB TX United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Austin - Austin TX United States
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center - Ft. Worth TX United States
  • Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital - Houston TX United States
  • Primary Children’s Hospital - Salt Lake City UT United States
  • University of Virginia Health System - Charlottesville VA United States
  • Medical College of Virginia - Richmond VA United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee WI United States

Our Staff

Our organization has been fueled by volunteers for two decades. After many years, the president and founder Dawn Ireland was made a full-time employee. In 2016, CHERUBS was able to hire our second full time employee. While our in-house staff remains small, we are blessed to have multiple volunteers who regularly help around the office.


Jason Miller

Office Manager

In the summer of 2014, Jason was hired part-time to do simple tasks around the office like carrying boxes, taking out the trash, and walking the office dog, Oakley. He was hired as a full-time employee in the spring of 2016. Since the beginning of his time at CHERUBS, Jason has worked extensively on the Research Database, helped organize the Masquerade Ball, made sure the office continues to operate, and still walks the office dog.

 

 

 


Vicki Erazmus

Office Volunteer

Vicki has been volunteering in the office since 2013. She has been a huge help over the years by assembling folders and totebags to be sent to the families in need, writing receipts and acknowledgements, processing donations made for the HOPE Totebag program, and helping us prepare for our annual Masquerade Ball. Vicki always has a smile on her face and is ready and willing to help whenever she's needed. She is the grandmother of local cherub Will and lives in the greater Raleigh area.

 

 

 

 


Kamal Saleh

Developer

For many years, Kamal has faithfully worked alongside of CHERUBS from his home in Egypt. He is the developer of the CHERUBS Research Database and helps run and maintain the CHERUBS forums and website. Whenever the office runs into a technical problem, Kamal is the first person to be contacted. Kamal is a kind-hearted individual and patiently helps the office when the need arises.

 

 

 

 


Oakley

Office Dog

If it weren't for Oakley, nobody would know when someone was coming up the stairs into the office. She offers punctuated moral support in between her almost constant napping. We're thankful she's here for no other reason than that she is a dog.

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

  Our only mission at CHERUBS is to help families affected by CDH by searching for the cause, prevention and best treatments of Congenital Diaphragmatic through research and awareness while supporting the CDH community. We focus on the whole CDH community, not personal motives or missions.

   We believe in supporting all CDH families, no matter the medical choices that they make for their children. Our mission is to provide accurate and timely information so that parents can make the best educated decisions for their babies. Our goal is to create and provide as many services as possible so that no CDH family feels alone. We have accomplished that for over 6100 CDH families.

   We believe in encouraging research into CDH and raising funds to help make that research happen. We don't talk about abstract CDH research in the future but actively pursue it through our CDH Research Survey and our Congressional Bill for CDH Research.

   We believe in everyone's right to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness freely.

   Our mission is not let by the loss of one child, or one parent's desire to lead. It's a mission shared by 1000's of families for 1000's of CDH families. We are the CHERUBS - The ASSOCIATION of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support.

 

 

This page is coming soon.  

Please bear with us while our site is under construction.

 

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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