A new Save the Cherubs Mount Rushmore Canvas Print is now available in the store. Click below to see our newest addition to the CDH Awareness Shop!
A perfect addition to every room! Our standard canvas is made from a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.
The “Save the Cherubs” Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness campaign began to “give wings to CDH awareness”. CDH survivors taking photos wearing wings and grieving families taking photos of wings at famous landmarks.
This photo was taken by Dawn Ireland:
“In 1993, my son was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, a condition I had never heard of. I lost my son, Shane, in 1999. He was six years old and my only child.
In 1995, I founded a charity “CHERUBS” to help other families whose children were diagnosed. I was 22 years old, had a very severely disabled toddler at the time and searching for others with CDH and ways to raise awareness.
Now, the organization is “CDH International”, 27 years old, registered in 7 countries and working in 84. It the world’s oldest, largest and leading charity for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, serving 1000’s of patient families, running the CDH Patient Registry and raising awareness.
In my various jobs, I travel a lot. Everywhere that I go, I take wings with me. The charity is not about my son or named for my son, so these wings are my daily connection to him. The photos I take of them around the world are his memory living through me. I hope that someone notices, asks what they mean and I can share him with them. I will never have photos of his graduation, his wedding, his children. I will never have stories of him as a teenager or the ability to brag about his career or life he made for himself. I have only Shane’s wings.
Through these photos, he lives on.
And so do I. I am still trying to raise awareness. I am still searching for others.”
.: 100% Cotton fabric
.: Closed Back
.: Build with a patented solid support face
.: High image quality and detail
.: For indoor use