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Review for CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Wake Forest, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When Dawn's (Cherubs' CEO and founder) baby Shane was born with CDH over 20 years, there was no outside support and very little information available to her about this critical condition. She promised herself that she would do everything in her power to never allow any other CDH parent to be alone and without support. Unfortunately Shane passed away at age 6. Shane was and is Dawn's only child. Dawn has devoted her life to help CDH babies by offering support, information, monetary support (limited because of funding) and most of all doing everything in her power to raise funds and awareness for a cure/prevention of CDH through research. Most of these years Dawn operated on a shoestring budget and without pay. Because of her hard work and compassion, Cherubs has grown to several thousand members. Dawn is totally hands on ... tirelessly working in the trenches, lobbying congress for CDH research funding. I have been a member/volunteer for over 20 years, so I have seen Dawn's dedication and Cherubs' growth firsthand. Dawn has some very devoted volunteers that have done an amazing job. To name a few-- Josh, Tracy, Felicia, Ashley and Nicolle among many others.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Wake Forest, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you Cherubs for all the support you have given to 1,000's of CDH families. The President, Dawn's, cherub Shane passed away a long time ago. Dawn has carried on his legacy in hopes to help research find a way to prevent this terrible birth defect from happening to others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

needs paid employees. Organization is growing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Wake Forest, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

HAPPY “National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month”. APRIL is National
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month. Thank you Dawn for spearheading this campaign. It was a brilliant idea. All Cherub parents will be eternally grateful to you for maintaining this organization to benefit CDH babies.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Wake Forest, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Cherubs for over 14 years. Dawn Williamson (President) is and always has been a hands on person. She is not a behind the scenes person. Her dedication is exemplified by the countless hours she puts in every day. She is on the front line comforting parents, spearheading fundraisers along with running the business end of the office. Dawn is not a leader in name only- she is creative, makes a plan and a lot of the time executes it on her own. Cherubs' success is due in chief to Dawn's unwillingness to "never give up".

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member