Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daily CDH Vote Reminder - Meet Cherub Ethan Michael Howard

Please Vote Today - This is your daily vote reminder to help babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia!

CHERUBS is participating the Vivint Gives Back Contest on Facebook and we need your votes! How to vote:
1. Go to
2. Log in through Facebook and vote
3. Repeat daily through August 27, 2011

Contest Update - CHERUBS is holding in 3rd place nationally, and 2nd place in our division. Let's try to get to the money spot! Slow and steady wins the race, so keep voting and looking for more contacts to help vote.

Contest Voter Tip Of The Day - Create a Facebook event in honor / memory of your child. Share your cherub's photo and story and tell people how they can vote. Invite all of your Facebook Friends. This is a great way to raise awareness and votes and get your family and friends to learn about CDH!

More Contest Info - visit for the contest video, free graphics, learn where the money would go to help CDH babies and more.

Did You Know? - If CHERUBS wins the Vivint Gives Back contest, $25,000 will go to help families with travel expenses to and from the hospital. Many cherubs spend weeks or months in the hospital, far from home. Parents must afford gas, time off work, dining out and hotel rooms if the local Ronald McDonald House is full. $25,000 will help cover gas cards, grocery store gift cards and hotel rooms for 100's of families affected by CDH.

Meet Our Cherubs! - Ethan Michael Howard born at 31 weeks with Right CDH. He was given a 10% chance of survival after he was diagnosed in-utero at 20 weeks. Ethan was intubated immediately after birth and given surfactant. He was on the vent for 6 weeks, extubated to CPAP, then the high flow cannula and finally regular oxygen. Ethan came home at 3 months old with feeding tube and oxygen. A re-herniation occurred at 14 months of age at which time he was back on the ventilator for three weeks. After a 7 week hospital stay, we had another exciting homecoming with our little man. He remained on oxygen until 22 months of age. Today he is a happy 2 1/2 year old and doing great. He does struggle with severe oral aversions and muscle weakness due to a dystonic reaction to a medication after the second repair. Because of the feeding tube, he is gaining weight and growing at a fast pace. We thank God for sweet, determined, resilient Ethan every single day.

Thank you all for your support and your votes to help CDH babies!

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CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support

Public 501(c)III non-profit organization serving over 3000 CDH families in 38 countries. Searching for the cause, prevention and best treatments of CDH since 1995.

Phone - 919-610-0129 E-mail -

Mailing Address - 3650 Rogers Rd #290, Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA

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