I'd like to put together a video of CDH families to stand up to this Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness trademark. I would like *ALL* CDH families to participate! Not only will be this good for standing up to this trademark but for awareness in general.
To participate, send in a video clip just a few seconds long to firstname.lastname@example.org Make sure to include your name and your cherub's name!
The video should include you, your cherub or your family just standing / sitting and saying "I own Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness". Or "We own Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness" if there more than one person in the video.
Young CDH Survivors - Videos of CDH survivors saying this would be great... especially the little ones looking all cute! :)
New Parents - videos of parents saying this in the NICU beside their cherubs would be great. The whole NICU experience and dealing with CDH is what is we're trying to raise awareness about!
Expectant Parents - show off that tummy and say it! :)
Grieving Families - hold a photo of your cherub and say it or stand at the cemetery or whatever you want to do to get the point across that this is a deadly birth defect and awareness is crucial.
You don't have to be professional to take the video. You don't have to be glammed up or in a studio. Just be yourselves!!! Use any video camera at all, it doesn't have to be perfect quality.
The video will include your photos and a few slides about what CDH is. It will also include 1 or 2 slides stating that we are fighting to stop the trademark. CDH families and organizations (those not involved in helping BoH) are invited to participate.
This video will be posted on YouTube, our sites, blogs, Facebook, Myspace, etc. You'll be able to post it yourselves to wherever you'd like as well. This video will also be sent to the Board of Directors at Breath of Hope, Incorporated as a plea to get them to knock off this trademark nonsense.
We'd like to get at least 50 families participating! Deadline to get your video in is February 25th!
Feel free to post this to your blogs, myspaces, facebooks, etc or send it to other CDH families!