A note from our President, Dawn Ireland:
This is the office hallway. I decorate the office for the holidays every year. A few years ago, I edited the photo to include the spirit of my son.
While this might freak out some people (sorry), it’s a reminder to me and to all what CDH International is about… saving the lives of those born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Remembering those who earned their wings. Continuing to fight to keep the others here.
The sad reality of CDH is that it takes 50% of these kids in First World Countries. 98% in Third World Countries. 10,000’s each year.
We don’t know why. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia can happen to anyone.
This photo also symbolizes to me how invisible these kids are to the world. We struggle so much to raise awareness. Funds are even harder.
10,000’s of kids each year.
CDH is as common as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis, yet our kids are still battling something the world hasn’t heard about.
This is why we fight so hard. Why we beg for active volunteers. Why we fundraise. Why we donate. Why we travel, speak and run the patient registry. Why we aren’t on Facebook chatting all day and why we have a hard time keeping up with so many kids.
Because these kids deserve to be seen. They deserve a chance to grow up.
If you care about a patient with CDH or grieve the loss of one… or our posts just touch your heart… please help us in the fight.