Support for Grieving Parents

 

    When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us ... See More in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares

 - Henri Nouwen

 

Saying Good-Bye

 

If You Have to Say Good-Bye
It's so hard to say good-bye and to remember to do things like take fingerprints, photos, etc. This list helps parents remember to do all the things that will bring them comfort and help to remember their baby for years to come.

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Funeral Programs
  Most funeral programs provided by funeral homes are impersonal and made for adults. CHERUBS has created a program template that you can personalize for your cherub.

Funeral for a Boy          Funeral for a Girl


NILMDTS
  "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" is an amazing non-profit organization of volunteer photographers who will come to the hospital to take very beautiful and compassionate photos of your baby if you have to say good-bye.


Memorial Donations in Lieu of Flowers
  Often, family and friends opt to donate to charity instead of sending flowers. At CHERUBS, tax-deductible donations can be made in memory of your cherub.

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Support for Grieving Parents

Why my Child?
  That's the question every grieving parents asks. Though there are no answers, we hope that these words help grieving CDH parents to know that they did nothing wrong and CDH just isn't fair.

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Compassionate Friends
  Wonderful international support group for grieving parents. Compassionate Friends has chapters in most major cities.


CDH Forums
Our free message board for CDH families. Come meet other parents, ask questions, learn about the journeys of others and make friends with people who have walked a mile in your shoes.

CDH Forums


Local Support
CHERUBS International & State Representatives and Hospital Angels.

Local Support

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.

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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:

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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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2017 - 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.

Read more...

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:

Read more...

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