Thursday, July 7, 2011

Daily CDH Vote Reminder - Meet Cherub Lucas James Cartner

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 and "Like" Vivint

2. Go to and click the Vote button

3. Log in through Facebook and Vote!

4. Repeat #2 and #3 daily through August 27, 2011

Contest Update -  We're holding stead in 3rd place but got a vote boost from several celebrities including LeeAnn Rimes, Milla Jovovich, Kathy Ireland, Lil Niqo, Louis VanAmstel and more!

Contest Voter Tip Of The Day -  Make a field trip with the kids this summer for a day by printing off some fliers, grabbing a pair of wings and going to door-to-door in your neighborhood raising awareness and asking for votes.  Who can say no to a child in a pair of wings raising awareness and votes for cherubs???

More Contest Info - visit for information on how you can win prizes in our voter raffle, the contest video, free graphics, learn where the money would go to help CDH babies and more.

Did You Know? - If CHERUBS wins 1st place of $250,000; $145,000 will go towards CDH Research:

*  $125,000 for collaberative research with Massachusetts General to pay for lab kits for over 100 families for genetic research into CDH
*  $10,000 for programming for the long term CDH Research study database to review patient histories and similarities
*  $10,000 to medical conferences for families and researchers, including a large joint conference in 2013

Meet Our Cherubs!  - Meet Lucas James Cartner, he was 6 days old in this photo after just having his left sided CDH repair.Meet Lucas James Cartner, he was 6 days old in this photo after just having his left sided CDH repair.

When we found out at my 5 month pregnancy scan no one we knew had heard of CDH, it was one step at a time and constant worry, would he survive the pregnancy,the birth,the operation.He is 4 years old now and has never looked back since leaving hospital.

Lucas had a hospital checkup last month and the consultant said Lucas was leading the way for CDH research as 20 years ago he would not have survived. We know we are one of the lucky 50% and need to raise awareness of CDH so more CDH babies like Lucas can survive.Support Cherubs and please vote.

- Written by Lucas' mom, Elizabeth Cartner

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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