2017 International CDH Conference in Utah

Our annual International CDH Conference will take place on July 27 - 30, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Join us for the annual CHERUBS Family Conference in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah! The conference will begin the evening of Thursday July 27, 2017 with a pizza party. The following days of the conference will include speakers in the medical and research fields as well as round tables for families to discuss caring for survivors and also the grieving process. Each conference day will end about 1 pm to allow families to sight see and vacation.

Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1195689943852269/

Here is a link to a city pass for Salt Lake City: http://www.visitsaltlake.com/things-to-do/connect-pass/

Most attractions can be reached by this sight seeing bus: http://usbusutah.com/

Public transit information can be found here: http://rideuta.com/

Depending on what attractions you are interested in seeing, you may want to rent a car. Some of the more popular things to do that may require a car: Antelope Island, Lagoon Amusement Park, Living Planet Aquarium, Park City, Mt. Timpanogos. If you want to visit any of Utah's five National Parks or seven National Monuments you will need a vehicle to travel.

*************************HOTEL INFORMATION****************************

To book your hotel room for the conference you can either go to https://res.universityguesthouse.com/V1WebControls/GroupLogin.aspx. The group ID is 10838 and the password is 37000948. Or contact the University Guest House reservation team directly at 888-416-4075, be sure to tell them you are part of the CHERUBS Conference. The room rate is $109/night for a double occupancy. If you need a different room type or any extended dates, you MUST call the reservation line and speak with them directly. Breakfast, parking, and wifi are included in the room rate.

**For confidentiality reasons you must be a member of CHERUBS to attend the conference**

News from CHERUBS

Featured Cherub: Sofia Marie Carman

Featured Cherub of the Week is Sofia Marie Carman, she is the daughter of Steve and Katie Carman. 


CHERUBS Annual Blue Jays Get Together, April 27, 2019

Save the date!  The annual Blue Jays Get Together is scheduled for April 27, 2019. Canada International Representative, Amanda Plakholm, is in the process of organizing a CHERUBS Get Together for families at the Toronto Blue Jays game on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The game is at 3:07pm against the Oakland A's. This is the 5th annual Cherubs Blue Jays Game gathering, where CDH families and friends can come together to raise CDH Awareness. To reach Amanda please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Featured Cherub: Steven Hilario Lagunas

Featured cherub of the week is Steven Hilario Lagunas. He is the son of Berenice and Steven Lagunas. He fought so hard for 6 months, a warrior in every sense of the word.  From Steven's GoFundMe page, "Steven was a beautiful boy with a personality that shines brighter than the sun. His smile and his long eyelashes stole everyone’s heart. He smiled regardless of what he was going through. He truly is the strongest little boy we knew. Although our time with him was cut short he will be incredibly missed and loved forever. The time spent with him will forever be cherished."

The following is shared by cherub Steven's mom:


Join the Angel Club and make a monthly or annual donation in honor or in memory of your cherub.

Donation Amount Options
In honor or memory of who?