CDH International Attends Annual APSA Conference

CDH International attended the American Pediatric Surgical Association conference last week in Palm Springs, California. This is our 20th APSA meeting! The meeting was a great success. We’ve built wonderful relationships with many surgeons here who have served on CDHi’s Medical Advisory Board over the years. It’s an honor to work with so many amazing …


CDH International Attends the World Orphan Drug Congress

CDHi President, Dawn Torrence Ireland, attended the 2018 World Orphan Drug Congress last week in Washington DC, meeting with other world leaders in Rare Advocacy, pharmaceutical and bio tech companies and researchers to build collaborations toward a better future for all rare diseases and birth defects. Even though CDH is common (but classified as rare for …


CDH Awareness Day Telethon Raises $51,388 for CDH Research, Awareness, and Support

Thanks to all of your support, CDH International was able to raise over $50,000 for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia awareness, research, and support! We want to thank everyone who was involved in the making of our telethon, everyone who watched and shared our streams on social media, and all of the families that were brave enough …


Celebrities Raise Awareness for CDH

We want to thank all of the following celebrities for helping us spread awareness for CDH throughout the month of April! Lance Moore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiPcahAxkiQ Chase d’Arnaud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD4eLi7shns Ian McElhinney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzVQh2FgnxA Tawny Kitaen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzvvE4WklV0 Sonja Morgan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd2hnn7DdfY William Wisher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6khveDbEyaM Kate Linder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knf_FIMM570 Kim Alexis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUYwX6k2vQ8 Kevin Sorbo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-15Djok1NU Lil Scrappy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbG9bRJx-ko Aaron Watson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGfO858Qblg Chris Weidman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCK4F2UtgM4 Dean Cain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCbyrpT0N9Q Tori Spelling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Ju0XKfG7I Bret “The Hitman” Hart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dojXdORlce4 Drew Seeley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiKV2FEAlQ …


Texarkana CDH Mom Obtains City Proclamation for CDH Awareness Month

Jessica Daffern, a CDH mom from Texarkana, Arkansas, was inspired to take action after seeing one of the statewide proclamations made to recognize April as CDH Awareness Month. “Hello, my name is Jessica Daffern and I’m from Texarkana, Arkansas. I’m a parent to a non-survivor to CDH who was born August 26, 2017 and passed August …

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