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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.


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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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


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


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



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.




"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 Year In Review

Thank you all for helping us to accomplish many goals this year!   Look at what we accomplished together in 2017:


National Children's Memorial Day 2017

Our main web site at http://www.cdhi.org has turned black for National Children's Memorial Day in memory of all the cherubs lost to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.


2017 CDH Conference

Our 2017 International CHERUBS CDH Conference was a huge success.