Monday, January 14, 2008

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day / Breath of Hope, Inc / CDH Awareness Trademark Issues

From our site:

CHERUBS Board Members have decided to move the threads that address the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness / Breath of Hope, Inc. / Elizabeth Doyle-Propst controversy to a more private forum. We all agree that we feel it is detrimental to new CDH families to be exposed to this drama.

But this does *not* mean that we have given up the fight against the attacks and slander and we will continue to pursue actions against this behavior - to protect CHERUBS, myself and all CDH parents.
We also do not believe in allowing this type of behavior to proliferate in the dark so any member who wants to read about what is going on on the private forum can gain access by simply asking to be authorized. Those who already posted on this topic are already authorized to this new forum.

However, we also believe that as members of CHERUBS, each of you have every right to know about the attacks that are threatening our organization and so we will keep the timeline updated and available for viewing at so that you may know what is going on if you chose to. This timeline is also used to build a case against Elizabeth Doyle-Propst for all the actions and slander against our charity.

Please rest assured that CHERUBS welcomes all Breath of Hope, Inc members with open arms and that you are safe here and can continue to give and receive support with other families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. We also realize that many of you are deeply emotionally invested in the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day campaign and there is no legal reason why you can't continue to promote CDH Awareness in other, just as active ways that will make more of an impact - by yourselves or with an organization that has no alterior motives. CHERUBS only inspiration is honoring the lives and memories of our babies.

For clarification:

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness is *not* trademarked and it is *not* owned by Breath of Hope, Inc. or Elizabeth Doyle-Propst or anyone else. Nor should it be.

CDH Awareness Ribbon is not the turquoise ribbon stolen from Rainbow of Hope. CDH families voted on the baby blue, pink and pale yellow ribbon with clouds as is represented on Wikipedia and numerous other sites.

March 31 is significant because it is the date of the filing of the false charge that Elizabeth Doyle-Propst filed against CHERUBS in 2007 to try to get CHERUBS shut down. This is stated on documents and the audio transcript found at the address above.

No governors have proclaimed March 31 "Breath of Hope Awareness Day" or even specified that day can only be used by Breath of Hope members. If CDH families want to participate in activities on that day then there is no legal reason why they can not.

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