Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research – YOU CAN HELP!

http://www.cdhresearch.org

CHERUBS Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Survey is the combined efforts of over 2000 CDH families and medical professionals. It takes information on the medical, family and exposure histories of CDH patients and compares data to look for the cause, prevention and better treatement of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Participation is voluntary, anonymous and free to all CDH families and medical staff. Data can be tabulated live for research and reference purposes.

With 2500 members, all of us devastated by CDH and we have the chance to DO SOMETHING to help find the cause and prevention of CDH…. let’s do this!!! Come on everyone, we have the world’s largest CDH database – the most CDH babies with the most information. The CDH Study Group is amazing. They are studying the surgical treatment of CDH. But NO ONE BUT CHERUBS is studying the possible causes of CDH with so many patients as we are. Are we going to sit on this information and do nothing when we could really make a difference here? Or are we going to band together to get this research done? 🙂

A fund has been set up for raise money for CDH Awareness at

http://www.firstgiving.com/cdhresearch

You can donate there in honor / memory of a cherub or through PayPal at http://www.cdhresearch.org Or click the donate button below:

This fundraising page is to help raise funds for the software needed to create and maintain secure database hosting for our CDH research database. This database includes information on over 2400 CDH patients and medical care providers – offering a very unique opportunity to research the cause, prevention and best medical treatments for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Such software and off-site security that is needed for an undertaking this large costs approximately $500 per month. Rather than take funds out of our very small operating cost budget, we are appealing to members and the public to help fund this research venture. Site maintence, design and statistics is being done for free by volunteers. $6000 per year is needed solely for the database design and secure hosting, which is needed to follow federal privacy and HIPPA laws.

http://www.cdhresearch.org

This web site is a project of CHERUBS – The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support. It is supported by volunteers and funding through CHERUBS, a 501(c)III Non-Profit Organization. Donations and sponsorships are greatly encouraged and appreciated to help keep this CDH Reseach site continuing, growing and leading the search for the cause and prevention of CDH.
CHERUBS Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Survey is the combined efforts of over 2000 CDH families and medical professionals. It takes information on the medical, family and exposure histories of CDH patients and compares data to look for the cause, prevention and better treatment of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Participation is voluntary, anonymous and free to all CDH families and medical staff. Data can be tabulated live for research and reference purposes.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that occurs when the diaphragm does not fully form, allowing organs to enter the chest cavity preventing lung growth. CDH strikes 1 in every 2500 babies, of all races, religious backgrounds, and financial status – no matter how well the prenatal care.

Nearly 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. This means that approximately 1600 babies are born with CDH each year – in the U.S. alone! There are more babies born with CDH than with Cystic Fibrosis (1 in 3900) and it’s almost as common as Spina Bifida (7 in 10,000) – yet, you probably have never heard of it until it affected someone that you love. CHERUBS is working hard to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness!

The cause of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia is not yet known.

50% of babies born with CDH do not survive and sometimes the remaining 50% have to overcome very difficult medical complications. Many CDH babies have minor lasting health problems such as feeding aversions, asthma, scoliosis, or short-term oxygen dependency. A small number have major lasting health problems such as ventilator dependency, brain damage, or hearing problems. Many patients have no long-lasting medical problems at all other than a scar from the CDH repair. CDH can occur alone or with other birth defects, and rarely, it occurs as part of a syndrome.

Looking for support dealing with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia? Make sure to visit CHERUBS – The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support

Like the CDH logo or want to purchase some CDH Awareness items? Make sure to visit CHERUBS Store where you can buy 100’s of items with the Official Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Ribbon, the CDH logo, the CDH Anatomy shirt and much more.

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