CHERUBS is the world's first, oldest, and largest CDH non-profit organization. We are truly a grassroots organization - CDH families creating something out of nothing when there was no other CDH group, information and services in 1995. CHERUBS was created to make sure that no family endures Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia without support or accurate information. Our Board of Directors includes CDH parents, grandparents, survivors, nurses, doctors and the world's top CDH researchers. CHERUBS is run solely by volunteers and donations. At CHERUBS, every CDH family has an opportunity to honor or remember our children while doing good to help others and work together as a CDH community. No other charity in the world has such a respected, educated or experienced group of leaders who care so much about the CDH community.
CHERUBS was not created by one family or for one family. It was not created in honor or in memory of one child. It is, and has always been, a group effort to help all families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. It is built upon the experiences of CDH families, collaborations with CDH researchers and a strong desire to raise CDH awareness through projects and events created in honor and in memory of cherubs. CHERUBS was named for all the babies lost to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.
We are proud to serve over 4300 families in 60 countries and all 50 states affected by CDH since our creation. Through our dozens of free ground-breaking services and the friendships made within our member community, CHERUBS has positively affected the lives of 1000's of CDH families and inspired many new CDH charities and project who have followed in our footsteps. We will continue to lead until Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia is no more. We are devoted to finding the cause, prevention and best treatments for CDH.
The CHERUBS 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 3000 CDH families.
We believe in encouraging research into CDH and raising funds to help make that research happen. We don't talk about abstract CDH research in the future but actively pursue it through our CDH Research Survey and our Congressional Bill for CDH Research.
We believe in everyone's right to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awaress freely without copyrights and trademarks - you will never see our work trademarked. We do not believe in or support Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day or Month - we believe in free CDH Awareness all year round. We believe that CDH Awareness belongs to the families and researchers that live it every day.
Our mission is not let by the loss of one child, or one parent's desire to lead. It's a mission shared by 1000's of families for 1000's of CDH families. We are the CHERUBS - The ASSOCIATION of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support.