STARS & ANGELS
CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA (CDH)
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 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.
WHO WE ARE
CDH Stars and Angels offer support to families experiencing Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia while working collaboratively to raise awareness and advocate for patient-centered research and solutions so families can stay focused on their loved ones.
NONPROFIT PATIENT ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
WHAT WE DO
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.
JOIN OUT MAILING LIST
ECMO INITIATIVE - DONATE TODAY
This is what an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine looks like, and they're used to literally save the lives of many congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients. This machine is similar to the heart-lung by-pass machine... Unfortunately it isn't available everywhere, reducing the chance of survival for some CDH fighters. We are VERY grateful to multiple contributors this weekend, who have raised over $700 to start off our ECMO initiative - a vision that we've had since DAY 1 of this organization being founded.
If you donate $10, $5 will go towards our goal to provide ECMO machines to children's hospitals in hopes of saving the lives of hundreds of children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The other half of your $10 donation goes towards continuing support and resources in the form of medical equipment, grants, lodging, and more. Donate today: cdhstarsandangels.org/getinvolved
AS SEEN ON FOX, NBC, AND CBS!
February 11th, 2021: CDH stars and angels founder, brenda mertes, interviewed with Fox, NBC, and CBS to raise awareness for congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Check out our interview with fox34 below!
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 the founder, Brian McMeans, and all participants and donors!