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 Volunteer: Josh Hensley

Josh Hensley is the father of two CDH babies, both of whom grew their wings.  It is hard to put into words how important this person is to the charity. Back in October 2010, this individual sent CHERUBS an email interested in being a volunteer with CHERUBS. Having lost two children to CDH, this member wrote in this email that he felt immense responsibility to “wage war” on CDH. His wife and he wanted to set up a CDH awareness tree at the festival of trees for Primary Children’s Hospital that year and wanted CHERUBS to be a part of it. From there, the rest is history. Josh Hensley is currently the Research Director at CDHi and has held many volunteer positions at CHERUBS since late 2010. He has traveled the world raising awareness and continues to wage war against CDH and we know he will not quit until that war is won. He has been a voice of reason throughout the years, for we don’t get much Dad point of views on our volunteer team. He is a one of kind man, has a big heart and is out there in the trenches fighting to put an end to CDH. Josh and his wife Melanie are the proud parents of 4 girls. Today, we thank Josh for all he does for CDH International and CHERUBS, his passion in wanting to wage war on CDH and his desire to help all families that are affected by CDH.


Featured Cherub: Phoebe Kleensang

Featured cherub of the week is 5 year old Phoebe Kleensang.  Phoebe is the daughter of Megan and Aaron Kleensang.  Cherub Phoebe is a fighter and such an inspiration to many!

This is Phoebe’s story, written by her mom Megan:


New Product in Online Store: CDHi’s “Merry Christmas Around the World” Ornament

Spread CDH Awareness with holiday cheer with one of our official CDHi Christmas ornaments! These ceramic ornaments attach securely to the tree to ensure that they’re both cat and child-proof.

.: One-sided printing
.: Golden string included for hanging
.: White ceramic


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