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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia is the most widely-unknown yet common deadly birth defect. Striking 1 in 2500 babies, CDH is diagnosed as often as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis, yet it has only a fraction of the awareness and little to no funding compared to these other well-known medical issues.

 

CHERUBS, a division of CDH International, will continue to raise CDH awareness worldwide by lobbying for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month (April) and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day (April 19th). CHERUBS also raises awareness through proclamations from states and towns, lighting international landmarks, speaking on behalf of the community through media, continuing the “Save the Cherubs” campaign, and working diligently to find new ways to work with other organizations and hospitals to help tell the world about the need for funding for CDH patients.