CHERUBS Celebrity Spokesperson – Meet Wendy Petty

Wendy is a celebrity local to the Raleigh – Durham, NC area. I personally met Wendy a few years ago at Duke Gardens and subsequently helped to photograph her wedding (I was a photography assistant at the time). Last year we were looking for volunteers for our Angel Ball and Wendy responded to our ad. She not only volunteered for our Angel Ball but our Golf Tournament as well and is now a celebrity spokesperson for CHERUBS! And if that wasn’t wonderful enough, Wendy, who is also Mrs. Durham County, NC is now using CDH as her pageant platform! We can say we met Wendy at the very beginning of our celebrity career on her way to the top – and on the way to the top Wendy is definitely going!

Some of Wendy’s career achievements so far; Film appearances in “Racing Dreams”; “Absence With Pictures” and “April Fools Day”. She was in Chris Daughtry’s music video “Home”. She has appeared on television on the shows “One Tree Hill”, “Paris Hilton’s BFF” and “Whittaker Bay”. She’s also done quite a bit of local commercials and promotions including playing Diamond Barbie. She is currently on the Nascar circuit as an spokesperson. She is Mrs. Capitol City 2008 and Mrs. Durham County 2008 and has represented North Carolina and local towns in the Mrs. NC America 2007, Mrs. North Carolina America 2007, Mrs. Granville County 2007 pageants and was a Miss Hawaiian Tropic Final.. With a huge heart, Wendy is very active with many local charities, including Duke’s Children’s Classic.. Wendy will be at our 2009 Angel Ball!

To learn more about Wendy you can visit her site at

Cherubs On Their Way

The following babies are expected soon. They have all been diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

Jon Lee S. – Due 2009-04-11
Andrew Lee Whitten – Due 2009-04-17
Gabriela Monteiro – Due 2009-05-14
Avery Mae Keirsey – Due 2009-05-15
Giavanna Digregorio – Due 2009-06-12
Baby Clarketimmins – Due 2009-06-15
James Reeve 2009-06-15
Cameron Zane Redmon 2009-06-20
Baby Price – Due 2009-06-21
Eli Camden Harvey – Due 2009-06-24
Baby Slager – Due 200907-02
Gabriella Morgan Groenewald – Due 2009-07-05
Baby Brogden – Due 2009-07-06
Kamryn Hope Studdard – Due 2009-07-08
Jacob Thomas Zimmerman – Due 2009-07-18
Ireland Rose B – Due 2009-08-23
Jonathan Louis Moehl – Due 2009-09-13
Makayla Jackson – Due ???
Amy Marie Meyers – Due ???

**this is only a list of those cherubs whose parents gave us permission to publish their names. There are many more babies on their way and this list does not include all the many, many newborn cherubs already here.


“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” ~ Mother Teresa

“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” ~ Mother Teresa

“The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.” – Storm Jameson

“A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.” – George Bernard Shaw

“For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.” – Nancy Gibbs

“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.” – William McNeile Dixon

“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.” – Marie Lloyd

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” – John Rohn


CHERUBS met with an IRS agent this week who audited our books and accounts. We spent 2 days going over every financial detail and all our books and they found we’re doing nothing wrong.

On another positive note, the IRS agent got a hefty dose of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness! 🙂

We appreciate the support and faith of all of our members and the entire CDH community and hope that this slander is finally laid to rest.

“Truth is generally the best vindication against slander” – Abraham Lincoln

“Slander cannot destroy an honest man – when the flood recedes the rock is there” – Chinese proverb

“Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation his defense” – Author unknown

Great Quotes

For families dealing with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. For the entire CDH community fighting the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness trademark. And just great quotes for life in general.

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

“Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back.”
– Paul Erdos (1913-1996)

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” – Plato (427-347 B.C.)

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney (1901-1966)

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

“Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.” – Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947)

“Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Kohl’s Department Store & CHERUBS

CHERUBS is proud to announce that Kohl’s Department store is sponsoring us with a grant, a volunteer staff for a day and several projects throughout the year!!!!! 2 different stores have adopted our organization and the entire district has pledged to help us this year with several events!!!

Thank you Kohl’s for helping CDH families!!!!!!

CHERUBS Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Brochure

Please feel free to download and print our CHERUBS Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Brochure

In English

In Spanish
(thank you to Sebastian Villalobos Moltedo for translating)

In Dutch
(thank you to Nikki Haye for translating)

More translations coming soon!