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

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


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

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