Friday, December 6, 2013

Remembering CHERUBS Lost to CDH

The 2013 National Children's Memorial Day is Sunday, December 8th. At 7:00 pm in each time zone, people will be lighting candles to remember all children lost. 
The World Census Bureau estimates that in 2008 over 350,000 babies were born in the world every day = 147 babies will be born with CDH every day. That is OVER 53,000 BABIES BORN EACH YEAR WITH CDH. Over 26,000 do not survive. Help CHERUBS fight CDH.

Over a half million babies have been affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia since 2000. This means that over a quarter of a million babies have have been lost to this devastating birth defect. Over 800 babies are lost to CDH in the United States alone each year. 

CHERUBS has participated in NCMD for over a decade. We remember all the families who mourn their children from Congenital Diaphragmatic and those who mourn their children lost from other circumstances. 

This week our web site home page will go black in memory of those cherubs lost as we list every child in membership lost to CDH. It remain this way until December 11th. This is our solemn tribute to those cherubs with wings as well as our way to bring awareness to the many children lost to CDH. 

If you would like your cherub's name added or removed, please e-mail us at Members names will automatically be included. Please contact us if you do not want your cherub's name listed. Please make sure to have your membership form (profile) updated with your cherub's name and status if you have recently lost your cherubs. 

This year we are doing something to raise more funds for the cause. Every cherub has 1 candle lit beside his/her name. Family and friends can light more candles in his / her memory. Please make sure to give us the cherub's name as you donate.

Every $5.00 donated in memory of cherub lights another candle beside his/her name.
(Please give us up to 48 hours to update and add candles after your donation).

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