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Vote for CDHi in the MyGivingCircle Contest

Vote ONCE A WEEK at https://mygivingcircle.org/charity/cdh-international/ 52,560 babies every year are born with a deadly birth defect that takes part or all of their lungs. 144 each day worldwide. Only 50% of those born in high-income countries will survive Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Only 1% in low-income countries. CDH occurs when a baby’s diaphragm fails …

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The UK CDH Awareness Shop Is Now Open

Our brand new CDH Awareness Shop for our UK supporters and donors is now up! http://www.cdhawarenessshop.org.uk Donate to CDH Research Purchase CDH Awareness shirts and other items Feature your CDHi Fundraiser All items made in the UK 100% of all donations and 100% of sales profits goes directly to fund Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research grants. …

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CDHi Participates in “Rare On the Road”

Last week, CDH International President, Dawn Ireland, was part of the “Rare On the Road” rare disease informational series hosted by Global Jeans, RDLA and EveryLife Foundation. We have worked with these organizations for many years and greatly support their combined efforts to lead rare disease families and organizations to better lobby for better medical …

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Meet the Trustees of CDH International UK – Naomi Wright

Naomi Wright MBChB (Hons) BSc (Hons) MRCS DCH MSc is the Paediatric Surgery Registrar and PhD Fellow, King’s Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships, King’s College London, UK. Naomi is also the Principal Investigator for the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) and a member of the Congenital Anomalies Committee. She has extensive experience in …

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Meet the Trustees of CDH International UK – Dawn Ireland

Dawn (Torrence) Ireland founded CHERUBS – The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support in 1995 and now has over 25 years of extensive experience with CDH patients, families and researchers. She was President of CHERUBS for 22 years. In 2017, Dawn became President of the newly renamed, CDH International and leads the …

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Meet the Trustees of CDH International UK – Kristin Aigner

Kristin Aigner, RS, BSN runs a CDH Clinic in Peoria and works closely with many Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia patients and families. Kristin has a personal connection to CDH because she lost her brother, Christopher, to this defect as a baby. Her mother went back to school and became a nurse, opening up the very CDH …

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Meet the Trustees of CDH International UK – Badr Chaban, MD

CDH International would like to welcome Dr. Badr Chaban to our Medical Advisory Board and as a Trustee to our new CDHi branch in the UK. Dr. Chaban practices as a private paediatrician at St Mary’s Hospital, Lindo Wing in London. Experienced Neonatologist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care …

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CDH International Registers as an NGO in the United Kingdom

UPDATE 8 June 2020: CDH International is now a registered charity in the United Kingdom. Charity no. 1189819 CDH International – Registered UK Charity no. 1189819http://www.cdhi.ukPhone – +44 0788 747 4571Direct E-mail – uk@cdhi.orgMailing Address – CDH International, 77 Victoria Street, Box 135 London SW1H 0HW, UK Donate here – https://www.paypal.me/CDHInternationalUK CDHi UK on Social …

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Covid-19 Resources for CDH Parents

The following is information gathered by Sean G. Smith, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCP-C, C-NPT, C-EFM, CELBW, RNC-NIC, PCCN, CCRN, CCRNK-NEONATAO, CCRNK-PEDATRIC. Mr. Smith is an infectious disease expert specializing in NICU care, with CDH and ECMO experience. In April, 2020 he was kind enough to speak to our patient families via our Facebook …

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CDHi Welcomes Co-Founder, Rhonda Montague, to the Executive Board

After 25 years, we are proud to announce the addition of CHERUBS Co-Founder, Rhonda Montague, to the Executive Board of Directors of CDH International. “December 1992 and January, 1993 forever changed my life for the better and the worst. Preston Carr Montague was born on December 29, 1992. I was 2 weeks overdue, expecting a …