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Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases Research, Health, Pediatrics Research

Mission: Our only mission at CHERUBS is to help families affected by CDH by searching for the cause, prevention and best treatments of Congenital Diaphragmatic through research and awareness while supporting the CDH community. We focus on the whole CDH community, not personal motives or missions. We believe in supporting all CDH families, no matter the medical choices that they make for their children. Our mission is to provide accurate and timely information so that parents can make the best educated decisions for their babies. Our goal is to create and provide as many services as possible so that no CDH family feels alone. We have accomplished that for over 4400 CDH families.

Results: CHERUBS 2012 Milestones and Accomplishments: * $20,000 in CDH Research Grants awarded * New Executive Board of Directors * New Parent Advisory Board * New Medical Advisory Board * New Vice-President, Ashley Barry * New Secretary, Lauren Campbell * New Treasurer, Kelly Green-Krist * Senate Bill S.3396 Introduced * Parade of Cherubs on April 19th in Washington DC to Capitol Hill * Members met with the offices of over 25 Senators * April 19th CDH Day of Awareness * Parades of Cherubs on April 19th in Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Denver, St. Louis, Peoria * UK Light up The Night on April 19th * First ever Virtual CDH Awareness Parade on April 19th * 2012 CDH Conference in San Francisco * New CHERUBS Web Site * New Facebook Forums Application created * $10,000 CDH Research Grant awarded to CHOP on December 30th (by votes) * Another $10,000 CDH Research Grant awarded to DHREAMS on December 30th * First ever Facebook Grant Contest held by a CDH charity * Over 300 care packages sent to families through our CDH HOPE Totebag project * CDH families represented at the American Pediatric Surgical Association conference * Our 2012 National Children's Memorial Day tribute honored the memories over 1000 cherubs * Texas Get-Together * Ohio Picnic * UK Get-Together in Scotland * Chicago CDH Carnival * Pennsylvania / NJ / Delaware Picnic * Denver Picnic * Indiana Get-Together * Washington Zoo Trip * Oregon members met with Senators * Oregon members represent CDH families at the opening of Randall Children's Hospital * Over 900 raffle tickets sold for the 50/50 CDH Research Raffle raising $9000 for Research * Over 10,000 Facebook Fans reached * Over 10,000 signatures reached on CDH Research Bill petition * Over 18,000 people reached in one post on Facebook * 2012 Silver Lining Newsletter Published * 2012 CDH Awareness Video * Day of 2012 CDH Awareness Video * Participated in televised Raleigh Christmas Parade * CHERUBS members in Claremont, NC Christmas Parade * CHERUBS members in Snoqualmie Days Parade * It's a Knock-Out UK Fundraiser * Masquerading Angels Ball * UK Formal Ball * CDH Awareness Calendar featuring over 1300 CDH patients * Save the Cherubs CDH Awareness Calendar * First CDH Awareness Calendar in the United Kingdom * Won Shane Co. charity contest * Won the JuJuBelle Facebook contest * Our CDH Awareness Ribbon included in St. Louis Cardinals Game to raise money for St. Louis hospital * Washington Mud Run Fundraiser * Enter Stage Left Fundraiser * UK Fishing Competition Fundraiser * Rockin' for Aidan Fundraiser * CHERUBS joins Google+, Chirpify, Pinterest, Instagram * CDH Fundraising Kits created * Cooking With Cherubs cookbook project begun * Participated in the San Francisco, Boston and Baltimore Marathons

Target demographics: families of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Geographic areas served: International

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Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the mom to an 8 year old CDH survivor. I have been a member of CHERUBS since she was born, started serving on committees approximately 5 years ago, and have been a member of the board for almost 3 years. I served as the Treasurer for CHERUBS for about 2 years, and then moved to the role of Vice-President about a year ago. Through volunteering in these roles, I have had an inside view of CHERUBS for many years and am aware of all facets of the charity- the volunteers, the members of all 3 boards, and the finances. I am proud to say that CHERUBS is run by a team of wonderfully dedicated volunteers led by the charity's sole employee, the President of CHERUBS, Dawn Williamson. It takes a lot of hours, and people from many areas of the world, and with many talents to serve the CDH community. All of the volunteers that I have come in contact with from State Representatives, to Hospital Angels, to those who work on the various committees, to the Parent Advisory Board, and the Executive Board serve dutifully with professionalism and respect to see that families get the help they need while working to raise awareness of CDH and money to further research that is so desperately needed. From my role as Treasurer, and with continued knowledge of the finances of the charity as an executive board member, I can assure you that every donated dollar is used to the best of its ability to help the cause. Meticulous care is taken to see that donations are spent only in the manner with which the donor specifies (research, family assistance, awareness, etc.), and that money is never wasted. I am proud to count myself as a member of the CHERUBS team.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful nonprofit charity. They were extremely helpful in supporting affected family and creating awareness!!

Debbie197

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our LCDH survivor is 2 now. Cherubs helped so much. Finding support and information in a time of fear was such a blessing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cherubs has been an amazing support for us since getting our son's diagnosis of CDH!❤

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was born with CDH and this charity welcomed us and made us feel like we had answers, support and someone we could go to just to listen in a very tough time. They sent us a care kit with a handmade hat and adjusted baby's first book to explain the time he had in the nicu. It's thoughtful things like that that make this charity above all others!

Katerina M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without Cherubs this journey would be so much harder. I learned most of it I know today about CDH because of Cherubs.

Lindsey33

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been so caring and supportive since our daughter was born with undiagnosed CDH. They sent a totebag with goodies for us and EK while she was in the hospital. The most in depth information I was able to find while after our daughter was born!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a Nannie to a 2 yr old survivor who is still fighting!! Without CHERUBS we would have been LOST!! Love love love the SUPPORT they GIVE TO EACH FAMILY!! CDH is a VERY LONELEY DIAGNOSIS until you get contacted and supported by CHERUBS!! They are the BEST!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The tote bag project is amazing for expectant mothers. Such a relief to have a community to connect with while going through pregnancy and life with a CDH child. We also received a financial grant that really helped with the cost of making a daily 200 mile commute to see our child.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cherubs is a wonderful organization. We are forever grateful for them always being there to answer our questions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love CHERUBS and would be lost with out them! It's nice to connect with families that understand what you are going through and who can share their experience. I had never heard of CDH until the day my son was born and the NICU doctor told me he was born with this birth defect. I love that they are taking ACTION raising awareness and funds for more research. CHERUBS has made the scariest times of our life much easier with the volunteers support and love! We will be forever grateful!