Featured Cherub of the week is cherub Jayden Gilbert. Jayden is the son of Alicia Gilbert, our Oregon Hospital Angel for CHERUBS. Jayden lived for 23 days here on earth and is forever in our hearts. Both Alicia and her mom, Shelly Moore, have done so much to raise awareness for CDH and help other families affected by CDH.
Written by Shelly Moore, our Oregon State Representative for CHERUBS and Jayden’s Grandma: “Every CDH family has their own personal CDH Awareness Day….the day they are told their child with be born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and will have to battle for their life.
Nine years ago, October 14, 2009, was our family’s CDH Awareness Day… the day we found out about our Jayden’s diagnosis. We prayed so hard he would be one of the 50% that survived, not wanting believe it could go any other way.
If you know of anyone facing a CDH diagnosis please let them know that they are not alone, CDH International / CHERUBS are here for them, the way they were here for us all those years ago. They are not alone!!!This is the video of my precious grandson Jayden’s life & passing as a result of a devastating condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a birth defect of the diaphragm.”
Jayden Scott Gilbert, February 19, 2010 to March 14, 2010