In memory of Shane Torrence (1/28/93 - 9/11/99)
A mom on a mission raising awareness of the condition that took my only child at age 6 and a half - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia CDH takes the lives of 15,000 children every year and harms 15,000 more.
Will you care?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

3 CDH Charities, 2 Contests!

From CHERUBS Blog.   Posting here to ask all of Shane's family and friends to please help other cherubs!!!!

It's a busy time on Facebook, there are now 3 CDH charities in 2 contests and all 3 need your help!   This is a quick, free way to help families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia!

CHERUBS made it to Phase II in the APX Gives Back contest!!!!!

You can vote by going to

Then click LIKE.
Next click the "Start nominating and voting".  
Click on the blue logo for Eastern charities
Scroll down and find CHERUBS and endorse us! EVERY DAY!  Repost too please! :)

On Friday, we were in 1st place but now in Phase II the votes have been reset so we need to get all the votes we can!!!   We have a chance to win $100,000!!!!  All winnings from this contest will go to CDH Research and CDH Support!!!!!!!! 

Almost 2 weeks ago we told everyone to get ready for the Chase contest to vote for Real Hope for CDH, now the contest has started and we have 2 members of ACDHO in the Chase Community Giving contest!!!!

 Dr. Kays watching over one of his cherubs

Real Hope for CDH in the Chase contest!

Real Hope for CDH, affectionately known as "Kays Kids" is an ACDHO charity that helps fund the research of Dr. David Kays at the University of Florida in Gainesville / SHANDS.   Dr. Kays pioneered the "gentle ventilation" technique of ventilating CDH babies.  He is a wonderful doctor, a great man, a friend of CHERUBS for over 10 years and a saint to every family whose cherubs have been under his care.   All winnings from this contest will go directly to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research to learn how to better treat babies born with CDH.  To learn more about Real Hope for CDH, you can visit

The Olivia Raine Foundation (another ACDHO organization!) is also in the Chase Contest! 

Olivia Raine Richards

The Olivia Raine Foundation is named in memory of cherub, Olivia Raine Richards.   Her family started this foundation in Michigan to help grieving parents pay for their childrens' funerals.   They are very low on funding right now and can use all the help they can get!   Please vote for them in the contest!  For more info or to make a donation, go to

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