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As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank the following current members of the CDH Angel Club for their generous support of our charity's work to fight the cause:

*new members



Jennifer Rohde - for cherubs Ava Elaine & JT Dickerson Jr
Sustaining Member:

Julie Lachance - for cherub Jolene Lachance
Shelly Evans - for cherub Shelton Earl Evans
Patron Member:

* Allison Mackenzie - for cherub Emily Rose MacKenzie
Allyse Scher Scelfo - for cherub Nathan Daniel Scelfo
Aurora M Raya Moreno - for cherub Brandon Robert McMahon
Bernice Ryder-Smit - for cherub Leila Bosman
* Carl Redding - for cherub Abigail Faith Redding
Celia Blumm - for cherub Lucy Jeanne Dibari
Jason Kime - for cherub Christian Kime
* Julie Rodriguez Sales - for cherub Samuel Sales
Julie Svoboda - for cherub Hannah Svoboda
Kristin Pirris - for cherub Elle Mackenzie Pirris
Marvin Falconburg - for cherub Rylan Salazar
Michele Snyder - for cherub Andrew Snyder
Patricia Kubus - for cherub Amanda Leigh Kubus
Richard Garrett - for cherub Nathaniel Richard Claes
Ronna Devlin - for cherub Liam Devlin
Tamara Moak - for cherub Hunter Gabriel Moak
Todd Mears - for cherub Paislee Grace Mears

Aleksandra Abrams - for cherub Angel Abrams
Alicia Gilbert - for cherub Jayden Gilbert
Ameenah Reed - for cherub Kassidy Reed-Pratt
Betty Loftus - for cherub Joshua Levi Campbell
Brittney Helms - for cherub Emmerson Kash Barnes
Carla Grover - for cherub Kage Riley Bradshaw
Carol Clark - for cherub Charlie
Christie Erickson - for cherub Zephyr Abshier
Christie Yardley - for cherub Evelyn Elizabeth Yardley
Christopher Renollet - for cherub Leelu Shea Renollet
* Cole Chleboun - for cherub Arnold Chleboun
D'Amber Adame - for cherub Levi Neil Hansen
Danielle Hallinan - for cherub Annelise Nicole Hallinan
* Danielle Kaprielyan - for cherub Caleb Christopher Kaprielyan
David Feaster - for cherub Sean Anthony Feaster
Dawn Ireland - for cherub Shane Torrence
Derrick Jones - for cherub Legacy Noel Zanders-Jones
Elaine Ross - for cherub Colin James Myer
Elisabeth Ortiz - for cherub Emilio Manuel Ruiz
Elizabeth Petroff - for cherub Wyatt Weston Deal
Felecia Woodruff - for cherub Bryson Woodruff
Gwendalyn Marx - for cherub Trislyn Annabelle
Heidi Forney - for cherub Sean Forney
Helene Berchtold - for cherub Brielle Theresa Santo
Jaime Sheriden - for cherub Angel Abrams
Jared Puthuff - for cherub Drew Puthuff
Jennifer Villalobos - for cherub Eric A Ciprez
Jeremy Whetzel - for cherub Ethan James Whetzel
Jessica Mecka - for cherub Gavyn Cilino
Jody Larrison - for cherub Hannah Rae Rose Larrison
John Coroy - for cherub Amelia Michelle Coroy
* Johnnie Johnson - for cherub Shelby Smith
Josh & Melanie Hensley - for cherub Evie Hensley & Ally Hensley
Judith Nazareth - for cherub Alexander Joseph Nazareth
Karen Myers - for cherub Kaleigh Myers
Karla Holt - for cherub Braden Holt
Linda Sallette - for cherub Brady Passieu
Linda Shaw - for cherub Hudson Chandler Smith
Lori Norton - for cherub Kaegan Noelle Dampier
Lorri Schmitt - for cherub Lily Ann Alexopoulos-Schmitt
Lynsy Curry - for cherub Lucas "Luke" Dean Curry
M Nicole Young - for cherub Anderson Young
Margaret Lee - for cherub Gail Craft
* Marilyn Blackburn - for cherub Riley Morgan
Mark Snyder - for cherub Scarlett Grace Roberson
Marsha Custodio - for cherub Nicolas Custodio
Meaghan Downes-Berry - for cherub Alexander Rex Alexander
Melissa Taylor - for cherub Ember Jade Mullins
Meredith Levander - for cherub Brooke Angelina Gobiel
Michelle Hloucha - for cherub Cason Micah Williams
Mindi Tru Memott - for cherub Hawks J Craig
* Monica Forquer - for cherub Samuel Joseph Forquer
Nicole Clark - for cherub Christian Clark
Paula Leipold - for cherub Hillary Jayne Leipold
Rebecca Thurmond - for cherub Beatrice Danielle Thurmond
Rikke Hammer - for cherub Milton Hammer
Rita Scher - for cherub Nathan Daniel Scelfo
Shana Lyn Kelly - for cherub Landon Kelly
Shelly Moore - for cherub Jayden Gilbert
Susie Pembrook - for cherub Wyatt Andrew Gill
Suzanne Borgen - for cherub Aubrey Anne Borgen
Sydney Davis - for cherub Rae Ann Davis
Tina Ingham - for cherub Colin Matthew Scott Ingham
Tracie Center - for cherub Brody Matthew Center
Valerie Gulycz - for cherub Cooper Weston
Veronica Wilson - for cherub Reilly Wilson
Vicki Lockhart - for cherub Jane Lockhart

To show our appreciation, new members who signed up during our Winter CDH Angel Club Drive will receive a coffee mug (Patron Member) or bumper sticker (Standard Member).  All club members will receive a limited edition CDH Angel Club Member pen and those who are Patron Level or above will receive a 2017 CDH Awareness Calendar.  Our club members go a long way to further our cause by making weekly, monthly or annual donations in honor or in memory of their cherub(s) and these small tokens of appreciation are our charity's way of saying "Thank you for helping us to help CDH families".


If you would like to join the Angel Club, please sign up at http://www.cherubs-cdh.org/about/news/53-join-the-angel-club

If you think your name should be listed and it's not, please check with your bank or credit card company to make sure that payments are still being processed (if your card hasn't changed) or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our urgent goal:

Eliminate Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in our lifetime

and support those already affected.




"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

2018 Light Ups for CDH Awareness Day

Buildings and Landmarks in the United States and Canada lit up blue, pink and yellow on April 19th for CDH Awareness Day.  The CN Tower will light up on April 28th in Toronto, Canada.

The following locations lit up for CDH Awareness Day in 2018:


CDH International Telethon on April 19th

On CDH Awareness Day, April 19th, CDH International interviewed families, researchers, doctors and volunteers as they all shared stories, tears and trials as we raised awareness and money for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia via live video on Facebook.  We had guests live from around the globe, truly an international day of CDH Awarneess.  The goal was to reach $50,000 over 15 hours during a live Facebook telethon.  Donors were able to make a donation by calling in, donating on any of the member's Facebook telethon fundraisers or directly on the website.  As the telethon closed, CDH International surpassed the goal bringing in $51,388.  This number is on the rise, where the final total will be announced on April 30th.  Facebook fundraisers for the telethon are still ongoing and the charity waits for any checks arriving by mail.


2018 Salt Lake City Bees Game for CHERUBS

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, CHERUBS held a CDH Awareness Ballgame. This was the 5th annual CDH Awareness ball game for the charity.  The game has been a yearly celebration of CDH Awareness Month. CHERUBS members, family and friends got together for a great night of baseball, meeting other CDH families and raised a ton of CDH Awareness. Abby Rush, 15 year old CDH survivor, got to throw in the 1st pitch of the night and kick off the celebration for the charity.  Wearing her wings, Abby threw the 1st pitch like a pro and raised a ton of CDH Awareness.