CDH Research

BREAKING CDH RESEARCH NEWS:

Last December we held a Facebook contest and you voted for your favorite Research Center to get a $10,000 CDH Research Grant. We were able to give away 2 grants for $10,000 each thanks to all your help selling 50/50 CDH Raffle tickets and thanks to 1 determined family who raised $10,000 in memory of their daughter! $10,000 went to The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP and $10,000 went to DHREAMS Research Study (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia).

 

THIS YEAR:

Our goal is to sell 1000 more 50/50 CDH Raffle tickets to raise another $10,000 and to work together to raise an additional $15,000 through fundraisers and firstgiving pages. Think we can do it? Want to give $25,000 in CDH Research Grants this December? We sure do!!!

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Purchase tickets
  • Sell paper tickets by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hold a fundraiser by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Create a Firstgiving Page in honor/memory of your cherub

It's not hard to help! We had several families sell over 50 tickets each and we have had 2 families raise over $10,000 on Firstgiving and one who raised $25,000! If all of us work together on this we can far exceed our goal and raise a lot of money for CDH Research!

100% money raised through fundraisers and Firstgiving will go CDH Research Grants. 50% of money raised through raffle ticket sales will CDH Research Grants, the remaining 50% goes to the raffle winner. CHERUBS is not keeping one dime off of this project for any of our own funds. We want to end the year by funding CDH Research and helping to find the cause and prevention of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

FUNDRAISING CONTEST PRIZES:

  • The PERSON who raises the most money via fundraising or selling raffle tickets will win a 4 night stay at the Washington DC hotel where the 2014 CDH Conference will be held* (valued at $500).
  • The person who raises the 2nd most money via fundraising or selling raffle tickets will win 4 tickets to the 2013 Masquerading Angels Ball (valued at $400).
  • The person who raises the 3rd most money via fundraising or selling raffle tickets will win will win 2 tickets to the 2012 Masquerading Angels Ball (valued at $200).
  • The 5th - 7th place fundraisers who sell the most tickets will win a CDH Awareness T-shirt and 5 CDH Awareness Bracelets.

* 4 nights in a standard room at the same hotel as the 2014 conference. Does not include additional travel expenses, meals, etc.

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...