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Jeremiah’s Story – Make A Tax-Deductible Donation to Fight CDH

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Jeremiah’s Story – Make A Tax-Deductible Donation to Fight CDH

Every year, 52,000 children are born with CDH. In Higher-Income Countries, 50% of these babies survive. In Lower-to-Middle-Income Countries, less than 1% survive their first week of life. Help CDH International give these children a fighting chance.

Make a one-time donation.

  • CDH International has a 9% overhead. This means that 91 cents of every dollars goes directly to fight CDH.
  • CDH International works diligently to help over 6500 member families in 74 countries on an annal budget of just $250,000.
  • CDH International is registered in 7 countries to better fight for these babies globally
  • CDH International undergos annual voluntary financial audits to show our commitment to transparency
  • CDH International shares not only annual financial statements, but our full 990 annual tax forms as well

Make an automated recurring pledge to help fight Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Our Family’s Battle Against Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

At the age of 19 years old, I found out my unborn son had CDH. This was the day I went in for what I thought was finding out how far along I was in my pregnancy. I thought I was about 9 weeks along and found out that I was 20 weeks and I found out that I was having a boy.

Three days later, I got a call saying I needed to see my doctor right away. That day was when I was told that Jeremiah was going to be with CDH. was sent to Rochester, Minnesota, for the rest of my appointments.

He was named by his aunty at our family Christmas in 2015.

Jeremiah spent 92 days between the NICU/Peds Units.

At 8 days old, he went in for his Left-Sided CDH to be repaired. On day 10, he went back in to have his site closed.

On May 2nd, he went to the OR again to have a G-Tube placed.

On 24th, Jeremiah got to come home and it was well worth the wait.

Now I’m working and raising a very happy and healthy almost six-year-old, who has undergone more than most kids his age. He’s still proving that CDH isn’t going to stop or slow us down in proving his ability to beat all odds set against him.

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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that occurs when a baby’s diaphragm (a thin sheet of muscle that separates the abdomen from the chest) fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity and prevent lung growth.

CDH occurs in approximately 1 in 2500 births, with over 1600 babies diagnosed each year in the United States alone. There is currently no known cause, but studies have suggested that it is likely due to a number of genetic and environmental factors.
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