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What We Do

CDH Stars and Angels is a nonprofit patient advocacy organization based in Houston, Texas that offers a range of support services nationwide to families of children born with the birth defect Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). We award small grants to families experiencing CDH to cover medical treatments and related travel, and, when needed, funeral expenses. We also provide care packages to CDH-affected families, raise awareness of the condition, and advocate for patient-centered research in partnership with organizations whose goals align with ours. We aim to ease the burdens of CDH by offering both financial and emotional support to the families we serve, making an uncomfortable journey as comfortable as possible while celebrating our little stars and angels.

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CDH Stars and Angels is preparing for at least 25 fundraising events at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

We need more volunteers to help us run the concession stands for a great cause. The more volunteers we have, the more we fundraise and the more fun we have. Training will be provided! A percentage of what is sold at concession stands each game night will go to CDH Stars and Angels and to providing more support and resources for congenital diaphragmatic hernia families.

More information and updates can be found in this group. We are so grateful for all volunteers!


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Join us on our 1st CDH Fundraiser Cruise June 2022

Everyone is welcome, not just CDH families!

Actor Stuart W. Yee raises

awareness for the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Thank you, Stuart!

Warhammer 40K Charity Tournament 2021

Our 1st annual Warhammer 40K Charity Tournament went very well, thanks to the hard work and huge effort of Space Cadets Gaming Center in Houston, Texas. A special thanks to founder, Brian McMeans, and all participants and donors!

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CDH Stars and Angels Founder, Brenda Mertes, On Fox, NBC, and CBS affiliated Stations!

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Jax Milburn with his new pediatric pulse oximeter. He is one of many patients to receive one, thanks to your contributions, Jax's family can have some peace of mind.
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Owlet Smart Sock Monitor System 2 sent out to CDH families in August 2020.

Your donations help offer a families affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia, peace of mind knowing that their child is breathing comfortably throughout the night.

Our Leading Partners

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