CDH Support

    Dealing with CDH is hard. It changes our lives forever. Grieving families mourn always. Families of survivors struggle and grieve over the loss of dreams. Family and friends aren't quite sure what to do. CHERUBS is run by volunteers - parents, grandparents, survivors and medical care providers who have personally dealt with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. We haven't read it in a book or on a blog - we have personally lived it and when we say that we understand, we truly do.  

Expecting Parents

We know it's overwhelming learning that your child has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. You're not alone. CHERUBS is here to help you through your journey.

Expecting Parent Resources

Grieving Parents

CHERUBS offers grieving parents a safe place of support where we understand what a broken heart feels like.

Grieving Parent Resources


CDH Survivors

CHERUBS has the world's largest long-term database, as well as a wealth of information and support through our over 3000 members.

Survivor Resources

Honor Your Cherub

Positive ways to honor your cherub's memory and ways to help other CDH families as well.

Honoring Your Cherub


News from CHERUBS

2018 Light Ups for CDH Awareness Day

Buildings and Landmarks in the United States and Canada lit up blue, pink and yellow on April 19th for CDH Awareness Day.  The CN Tower will light up on April 28th in Toronto, Canada.

The following locations lit up for CDH Awareness Day in 2018:


CDH International Telethon on April 19th

On CDH Awareness Day, April 19th, CDH International interviewed families, researchers, doctors and volunteers as they all shared stories, tears and trials as we raised awareness and money for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia via live video on Facebook.  We had guests live from around the globe, truly an international day of CDH Awarneess.  The goal was to reach $50,000 over 15 hours during a live Facebook telethon.  Donors were able to make a donation by calling in, donating on any of the member's Facebook telethon fundraisers or directly on the website.  As the telethon closed, CDH International surpassed the goal bringing in $51,388.  This number is on the rise, where the final total will be announced on April 30th.  Facebook fundraisers for the telethon are still ongoing and the charity waits for any checks arriving by mail.


2018 Salt Lake City Bees Game for CHERUBS

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, CHERUBS held a CDH Awareness Ballgame. This was the 5th annual CDH Awareness ball game for the charity.  The game has been a yearly celebration of CDH Awareness Month. CHERUBS members, family and friends got together for a great night of baseball, meeting other CDH families and raised a ton of CDH Awareness. Abby Rush, 15 year old CDH survivor, got to throw in the 1st pitch of the night and kick off the celebration for the charity.  Wearing her wings, Abby threw the 1st pitch like a pro and raised a ton of CDH Awareness.


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