Sunday, December 13, 2009

On The Fourth Day of CDH Christmas....

On The Fourth Day of CDH Christmas CHERUBS is trying to give the CDH community hope and peace....

In November CHERUBS trademark and tort attorneys invited the owner of the trademark "Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness" to sit down with our organization and our attorneys as a "CDH Summit" of sort to resolve the trademark issue and other issues. Our offer has been accepted and we will meet in January. After 6 years, this is the first time the other party has agreed to a sit down discussion so this is a very positive step for the entire CDH community and hopefully will lead to many new resources for CDH families.

Until the meeting and resolving of the trademark and other issues, CHERUBS will continue to work towards making Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness free for everyone again, as well as helping to protect awareness of all causes through our Congressional Bill. The trademark trial will continue until a resolution has been made. Until that time, we would like to remind those of you who are listed as court witnesses that you have legal obligations to avoid communications with parties you are witnesses against and by law and ethics, they should not be contacting you. Hopefully this trademark matter will be resolved soon and we can all put this nonsense behind us and move forward.

We are very excited about this meeting and the opportunity for progress and peace that it brings!!!! We hope and pray that the CDH community returns to how it was 6 years ago when all charities, groups and families worked together and supported each other without conflict or competition. We ask that the entire CDH community pray for an end to the drama so that everyone can go back to focusing solely on helping families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. CHERUBS goal is, and always has been, to work with other CDH organizations and researchers to collectively help CDH families in a professional, respectful manner that always keeps the best interests of CDH families at heart and we are very hopeful and excited that others may join us in this focus.

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