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Fundraisers for the week of April 13, 2020

To see the full list of fundraisers as they change this week visit https://www.facebook.com/cdhsupport/fundraisers/ and https://www.facebook.com/pg/cdhintl/fundraisers/ Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: **Please note, these are the fundraisers that have raised $50 or more. Any personal fundraiser that has not reached $50, due to Facebook guidelines, it …

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Featured Patient of The Week: Sawyer Benjamin Pretty

Featured patient of the week is CDH survivor Sawyer Benjamin Pretty. Sawyer is the son of Vanessa and Michelle Pretty. They shared the following story featured on the Hamilton Services website, https://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/share/baby-recovers-from-hole-in-diaphragm/ : Baby Sawyer Benjamin Pretty pleasantly surprised his parents the moment he was born at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) mid-January. Parents Vanessa and …

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Featured Virginia State Representative Lisa Baxter

CDH International’s Featured Volunteer is Virginia State Representative, Lisa Baxter. Lisa is the mom to CDH survivor Lindsey. Lisa Baxter lives in Burke, VA with her husband Jeff, and their CDH survivor Lindsey.  They were diagnosed at 20 weeks with one heart defect, then another at 24 weeks, and finally CDH at 27 weeks.  At …

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Featured CDHi Denmark Ambassador Rikke Hammer

Featured CDH International’s Denmark Ambassador is Rikke Hammer. Rikke is the mother to CDH survivor Milton. Rikke is married to Mark Hammer and they live in Denmark, Europe. They have a son, Milton with CDH who is now 7 years old and about to start school. Rikke has a degree in medicine (not a licensed …

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Featured Michigan CDHi Ambassador Ellie Collman

Featured CDH International’s Michigan Ambassador is Ellie Collman. Ellie is the mom to angel Samantha. Ellie’s second child, Samantha Flora, was born with left-sided CDH in 2016 (diagnosed in-utero during the 20-week ultrasound). She battled it bravely for each of her 47 days of life outside the womb at U of Michigan’s CS Mott Children’s …

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Research: Lung Ultrasound: A New Tool in the Management of Congenital Lung Malformation.

Am J Perinatol. 2019 Jul;36(S 02):S99-S105. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1692131. Epub 2019 Jun 25. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31238368 Lung Ultrasound: A New Tool in the Management of Congenital Lung Malformation. Quercia M1, Panza R1, Calderoni G1, Di Mauro A1, Laforgia N1. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to evaluate effectiveness of lung ultrasound (LUS) in the management of congenital pulmonary airway malformation and pulmonary sequestration in NICUs. …

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Research: All for One and One Delivery Room Approach for All?

Pediatrics. 2020 Apr 2. pii: e20192704. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-2704. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32241824 All for One and One Delivery Room Approach for All? Kiefer A1, Johnson Rolfes J2, Barretto G Jr3, Lantos JD4. Author information Abstract Multiple births are increasing in frequency related to advanced maternal age and fertility treatments, and they have an increased risk for congenital anomalies compared to …

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Research: Postoperative Clinical Course and Opioid Consumption Following Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Open Versus Thoracoscopic Technique

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2020 Apr 8. doi: 10.1089/lap.2019.0510. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32267796 Postoperative Clinical Course and Opioid Consumption Following Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Open Versus Thoracoscopic Techniques. Romnek MJ1, Diefenbach K2,3, Tumin D4, Tobias JD1,5, Kim S1, Thung A1,5. Author information Abstract Introduction: Minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approaches for thoracic procedures in adults result in an improved postoperative …

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Featured CDHi Illinois Ambassador Rebecca Schroeder

Featured CDH International’s Illinois Ambassador is Rebecca Schroeder. Rebecca is the mother to CDH survivor Lily. Rebecca holds a bachelors in Pre-Counseling from Moody Bible Institute and is set to complete a Masters in Social Work in the Spring of 2021. Helping people has always been her passion. Some of her most rewarding experiences include …

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Featured CDHi Missouri Ambassador Laura Henderson

Featured CDH International’s Missouri Ambassador is Laura Henderson. Laura is the mother to CDH survivor Lucie. Laura Henderson is the mom to CDH survivor Lucie who was born July 1, 2013 @ SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in Missouri. Lucie was diagnosed with Left-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, pleural effusion, and hydrops at 24 weeks …

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Featured CDHi Mexico Ambassador Patricia Reina

Featured CDH International’s Mexico Ambassador is Patricia Reina. Patricia is the mother to CDH survivor Daniel. Patricia was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She went to dental school and did an Advanced Education for General Dentists postgraduate program (AEGD) in Caracas. In 2004, she moved with her husband to New York City where she …

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Featured CDHi Pennsylvania Ambassador Cate Scharle

Featured CDH International’s Pennsylvania Ambassador is Cate Scharle. She is a mother to CDH survivor Liam. Cate is a mother of 3 boys, Liam, Gavin and Nolan, from Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.  She is an 8th grade Special Education Teacher for the last 12 years.  Cate enjoys watching Bravo, taking walks with my boys, and reading Reece Witherspoon Book …