Three years ago a little girl came into this world whom I never got the chance to meet but who touched my soul and changed me for the better. This beautiful girl with the big round eyes is Aurora Goddard
Aurora was born on February 2nd 2011 with CDH (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia). CDH prohibits the diaphragm from fully forming causing the organs in the stomach below to invade the chest cavity. This, in turn, causes serious health problems once the babies are born. 50% of the babies born with CDH do not survive. Unfortunately, there is little known about this condition.
I wish I could say that Aurora was one of the lucky ones. Allison and Andy did all that they could to give her the best chance of survival. However, so much more research is needed to know more about this condition and how to help save the children born with it.
When Aurora passed away on march 13, 2011 I promised her mom that I would never forget her and that every year on the anniversary of her birthday I would do something to spread awareness for CDH.
This year, I want to do something more then just “talk” about it.
Donating money to Cherubs seemed like the best way to honor her life and help others in her situation. However, I can only send a small donation on my own. So, I got together with her Mom, Allison, and we came up with this idea to host a Thrity-One fundraiser in her honor. That way, we can gather a bunch of little donations that will hopefully equal to a large donation and in return some very caring and kind people (that’s you) will receive the gift of great bags and organization.
If you would like to help contribute towards this fundraiser go to www.mythirtyone.com/AllisonNicole and Click on the “My Parties” tab and select “Darla’s event – Shop Now”. You will have till January 30th to place your order. Feel free to invite other people who might be interested to go to the website and order as well. All are welcome. The more purchases we receive the bigger the donation will be to Cherubs.
If you don’t want to partake in this fundraiser but would still like to help CHERUBS and the babies born with CDH please go to CHERUBS website www.cdhsupport.org . On the top right hand corner is a “Donate” tab. Click there and send what ever size donation you can manage.
You never know, someone close to you could one day be faced with this terrifying diagnosis for their baby.
CDH occurs as frequently as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis, yet there is very little research being done and hardly anyone knows it even exists.
The harder we work at understanding it today, the better the outcome for babies born with this in the future.
To learn more about CDH and the work that Cherubs is doing visit www.cdhsupport.org
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Aurora and her battle with CDH is something that is near and dear to my heart. She was on this earth for a short time but she touched the hearts of many and is greatly missed by each and every one of us.