August Donors

We would like to thank everyone who donated for the month of August:


• Aaron Shenefelt - in honor of Emma Ballard
• Ali and Nadia Haque - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Amal Sawaged - in honor of Lia Hope Khalil
• Amber Muir - in honor of Ian Meats
• Andrea Fein - in honor of Sammy Forquer
• Angela Mason - in honor of Ryan Mason
• Angie Seibert - in honor of Kolton Seibert
• Ann Cunningham - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Ashley and Chris Barry - in honor of Jessica Barry
• Aurora M Raya Moreno - in honor of Brandon McMahon
• Brant and Sue Yount - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Brian J. Halliday - in honor of Robert Severance Halliday
• Camille MacKenzie - in honor of Emily MacKenzie
• Catherine Knab - in honor of Will Erazmus
• Christina Knab - in honor of Will Erazmus
• Christopher Sexton - in honor of Skylar Miagros Fonseca
• Christopher Slagle - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Dan and Paula Taylor - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Dawn Clark - in honor of Jordan Fern Amodeo
• Dianna English - in honor of Landon Wescoe
• Dominic A. Saintfort - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Douglas MacKenzie - in honor of Emily MacKenzi
• Elaine Mekelburg - in honor of Gavin Wilson Ream
• Elizabeth A Jacoby - in honor of Olivia Grace Temme
• Elizabeth Parker - in honor of Brooklyn Hales
• Emily Kersaan - in honor of Emily Kersaan
• Emma Hazlewood - in honor of Noah Beech
• Enrique Diaz - in honor of CDH babies who have passed
• Eric and Stacy Lorenzo - in honor of Skylar Miagros Fonseca
• Erik Papir - in honor of Enzo Forti
• Give a Heart
• Greg and Lynne Browning - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, Inc. - in honor of Skylar Miagros Fonseca
• Janet Brolley
• Jeff Gehrke - in honor of The Reid Family
• Jennifer Brown - in honor of Hunter Moak
• Jermaine Hester - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Jessica Branner
• Jim and Cathy Tilling - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Jim and Kathy Andruschat - in honor of
• John and Laurie Russo- in honor of Skylar Miagros Fonseca
• Judith Knab - in honor of Will Erazmus
• Julie Korb - in honor of Denali Korb Kirk
• Kahle Prout - in honor of Nora Lescesin
• Kaitlyn Joyner - in honor of Gavin Haynes
• Kathryn Taylor - in honor of Corbin Briley Melton
• Ken and Debra Harrell - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Kevin Crabb - in honor of Jason Collins
• Kurtis and Julie Tunnell - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Lauren Stringer - in honor of Sela Marie Anderson
• LaVerne and Sue Weber
• Leeshanti Barrera - in honor of Emilio Manuel Ruiz
• Lindsay Burkett - in honor of Sela Marie Anderson
• Lindsey Hales - in honor of Brooklyn Hales
• Lisa Baxter - in honor of Lindsey Baxter
• Lisa Rohlf - in honor of Parker Pierce
• Maria and Mark Armtrong - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Mark Mason - in honor of Ryan Julian Mason
• Matt and Jaclyn Arnock - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Michael Eberly - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Michele Snyder - in honor of Andrew Snyder
• Mona Venters
• Monte and Shari Nicholls - in honor of Elliott Nicholls
• Natalie Pounds - in honor of Sela Anderson
• Pamela Martin - in honor of Brooklyn Hales
• Parker McComas - in honor of Noah McComas
• Paul Kahn
• Paulina Makris - in honor of Skylar Miagros Fonseca
• Peter Kovac - in honor of Roko Striguljica
• Philadelphia Phillies - in honor of our Pennsylvania cherubs
• R Mark and Sally Sulc - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Rebecca Hirehal - in honor of Addison Andreozzi
• Richard and Kelly McGivern
• Robert Mootry - in honor of Noah McComas
• Ronda Jensen - in honor of Lucy Jesen
• Roslyn Price - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Sarah - in honor of Malcolm S.
• Shayna Martin - in honor of Max
• Silicon Valley Community Foundation AbbVie Foundation
• Steve Khalil - in honor of Lia Hope Khalil
• Summer Franks - in honor of Noah Jonathan Franks
• Susan Anderson - in honor of Zander Kaige
• Susanne Pembrook - in honor of Wyatt Gill
• Tal Schapira - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• The Hart Family - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• The Steger Family - in honor of Jessica Tunnell
• Victoria Crabb - in honor of Jason Collins
• William Harcombe - in honor of Crabb Family

• All of our CDH Angel Club members

• All of our amazing donors through 3rd parties like Firstgiving, CFC and the United Way

• Everyone doing Ice Bucket Challenges for CHERUBS who donated $10.00 to our cause and everyone who was challenged but didn't do it and donated $100.00

• All of our incredible Dare Me For Charity jumpers and donors

• Everyone purchasing CDH Raffle for Research tickets

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to our charity, you can do so on our
Because of wonderful donors like you, our work is possible!
 

News from CHERUBS

CDH Picnic in Peoria, IL, held on 9.16.18

On Sunday, September 16th, CDH International Medical Advisory Board Member, Kristin Aigner, held a CDH family picnic for families in Peoria, IL.  Food and drinks were provided as they celebrated our miracles, whether they are here with us, or watching over us from heaven. 

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Featured Cherub: Taylor Jarecki Steffensmeier

Featured cherub of the week is Taylor Jarecki Steffensmeier.  This young woman continues to beat the odds one breath at a time and continues to bring hope to so many CDH families.  She continues to raise CDH Awareness and is an inspiration to so many of our members.  Here is Taylor’s story in her own words: 

I was born with undiagnosed LCDH in 1991 in a small rural hospital. The doctors noticed something was wrong with me right from the start as I entered the world blue. It was too foggy to be life flighted to the nearest NICU which was two hours away so I was taken by ground. Not even 24 hours old my parents had to make the decision to put me on ECMO. At 5 days old I had my first hernia repair surgery while I was still on ECMO. My hole was about quarter size, which doesn’t sound big in an adult but I was a five pound baby with that size of hole. They used a mesh patch. I was able to come off ECMO shortly after my repair.  One month later I broke out of the NICU and got to go home! 

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3rd Annual Get Your Shine On Golf Tournament Fundraiser

The 3rd Annual “Get Your Shine On” Golf Tournament was held at The Pointe Golf and Event Center in Elk Point, SD on September 8, 2018.  The tournament is held in honor of Rae Ann Davis, daughter of Sydney and Garrett Davis of Burbank, SD.  Rae Ann lost her fight to CDH shortly after she was born due to a large lack of development of her diaphragm along with limited lung development. 

Get Your Shine On was created to honor her memory and serve as a time for fellowship, support and a chance to raise funds to aid in the research of CDH and to support families that have been affected.  This event has continued to grow over the years and has raised over $34,500 in total, including the $14,500 plus from this year alone. Last year a silent auction was added to the event, which is conducted live at the golf event and posted onto Facebook for those unable to attend.  They had 64 golfers take in the day out on the course and numerous supporters who enjoyed the day from the clubhouse patio. 

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2017 - News from CHERUBS

CDH Picnic in Peoria, IL, held on 9.16.18

On Sunday, September 16th, CDH International Medical Advisory Board Member, Kristin Aigner, held a CDH family picnic for families in Peoria, IL.  Food and drinks were provided as they celebrated our miracles, whether they are here with us, or watching over us from heaven. 

Read more...

Featured Cherub: Taylor Jarecki Steffensmeier

Featured cherub of the week is Taylor Jarecki Steffensmeier.  This young woman continues to beat the odds one breath at a time and continues to bring hope to so many CDH families.  She continues to raise CDH Awareness and is an inspiration to so many of our members.  Here is Taylor’s story in her own words: 

I was born with undiagnosed LCDH in 1991 in a small rural hospital. The doctors noticed something was wrong with me right from the start as I entered the world blue. It was too foggy to be life flighted to the nearest NICU which was two hours away so I was taken by ground. Not even 24 hours old my parents had to make the decision to put me on ECMO. At 5 days old I had my first hernia repair surgery while I was still on ECMO. My hole was about quarter size, which doesn’t sound big in an adult but I was a five pound baby with that size of hole. They used a mesh patch. I was able to come off ECMO shortly after my repair.  One month later I broke out of the NICU and got to go home! 

Read more...

3rd Annual Get Your Shine On Golf Tournament Fundraiser

The 3rd Annual “Get Your Shine On” Golf Tournament was held at The Pointe Golf and Event Center in Elk Point, SD on September 8, 2018.  The tournament is held in honor of Rae Ann Davis, daughter of Sydney and Garrett Davis of Burbank, SD.  Rae Ann lost her fight to CDH shortly after she was born due to a large lack of development of her diaphragm along with limited lung development. 

Get Your Shine On was created to honor her memory and serve as a time for fellowship, support and a chance to raise funds to aid in the research of CDH and to support families that have been affected.  This event has continued to grow over the years and has raised over $34,500 in total, including the $14,500 plus from this year alone. Last year a silent auction was added to the event, which is conducted live at the golf event and posted onto Facebook for those unable to attend.  They had 64 golfers take in the day out on the course and numerous supporters who enjoyed the day from the clubhouse patio. 

Read more...