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CDH STARS AND ANGELS INC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities

Location

14118 PRESTONWOOD FOREST DRHOUSTON, TX 77070 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CDH Stars and Angels offers 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.

Description

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 severe birth defect Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). CDH is a condition that develops in utero when the muscle dividing the chest from the abdomen, the diaphragm, fails to close. The results of this failure, while sometimes treatable, can be fatal.

We provide small grants to the families experiencing CDH to pay for medical treatments and related travel, and, when needed, funeral expenses. We also provide care packages to CDH-affected families, raise awareness of this defect, and advocate for patient-centered research in partnership with organizations whose goals align with ours.

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