Monday, March 1, 2010

Cherubs are proclaimed the international symbol of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness

Long before there were "awareness ribbons" and "awareness bracelets", long before it was fashionable to wear a color for a cause - there was CHERUBS.  In 1995, with the creation of the world's first CDH non-profit, cherubs were proclaimed the international symbol of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.   Most CDH families refer to their CDH patients as "cherubs".

Cherubs are baby angels, symbols of hope, faith, miracles for newborn cherubs and survivors.  They are a symbols of those babies lost to CDH as well.  This symbol was carefully chosen to represent all families affected by this devastating birth defect and CHERUBS was named for 2 babies in particular;  Preston Montague and Andrea Jones, both lost to CDH and both hospital roommates of our founder's cherub, Shane Torrence.   There could not be a more accurate or special symbol for babies affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia than cherubs.

Since 1995, the word "cherub" has raised such CDH Awareness on the internet!   Do a search for "cherub" or "cherubs" on any major search engine and you will find CHERUBS in the top 10 - raising CDH awareness along the way!  In fact, several CDH families found our organization accidentally by searching for baby angels on-line.   Even Wikipedia has included our charity on their page about cherubs. 

Look at all the wonderful CDH awareness we are raising on-line every time someone does a search for "cherub" or "cherubs".   These ranks are out of the millions of web sites that feature angels and cherubs.

Google - Ranked #2, behind Wikipedia's page where we are also included
Yahoo - Ranked #2, #5, #8 and #9
Bing - Ranked #3 - Ranked #1, but that has nothing to do with sharing Wendy Petty as a spokesperson for and CHERUBS!  :)
Altavista - Ranked #2, #5, #7 and #8
Dogpile - Ranked #6
Goodsearch -  Ranked #2, #5, #8 and #9 but they pull from


In celebration of 15 years of serving the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia community and in celebrating our unique symbol of hope, miracles, faith, kindness and compassion, we will be soon adding more "cherubs" into our sites, projects, and the CDH Awareness Shop!

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