CDH Awareness Art Collection

The Around the World to Save the Cherubs Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness wings photography campaign is the project of Dawn Ireland, President of * CDH International, in memory of her son, Shane. Ms. Ireland travels for her various jobs and takes wings with her to include Shane's memory and to raise awareness for all children affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that occurs when a baby’s diaphragm (a thin sheet of muscle that separates the abdomen from the chest) fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity and prevent lung growth.

CDH occurs in approximately 1 in 2500 births, with over 1600 babies diagnosed each year in the United States alone. There is currently no known cause, but studies have suggested that it is likely due to a number of genetic and environmental factors.

Raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness and support the world's oldest, largest and leading Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia charity, * CDH International, with official CDH Awareness merchandise!

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