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Blog entry by Chris Wright posted 02-22-2013 02:54 PM 1347 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost four years ago my first son passed away from complications resulting for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, a birth defect where the diaphragm doesn’t fully form and the contents of the abdomen, stomach, intestines and in some case parts of the bowel, push up into the chest cavity. This causes a dislocation of the heart and restricted development of the lungs. On average 50% of babies with CDH do not survive and about 50% of the ones that do require long hospital stays to recover. I share this information with you to ask for your help. April 19th is CDH awareness day and there is a petition on the White House’s petition page requesting that the White House be lit up for CDH awareness day. It would mean a lot to me and my wife and the families of all the other children who have suffered with CDH if you would join us in signing this petition. The goal is 100,000 signatures by March 9th.

Thank you,

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 04:36 PM

I challenge all my other Lumberjocks to take a minute and sign for a good cause! I did.

-- James

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 04:59 PM

My heart goes out to you for your loss, and yes I will most certainly sign it.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 05:38 PM

You have my condolences and my signature.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 06:02 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. Petition signed.

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 06:04 PM

That’s awful, Chris. So sorry. Signed.

-- jay,

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 06:11 PM


-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#7 posted 02-24-2013 05:31 AM


-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 02-25-2013 08:39 AM

Signed it. I hope you reach the goal.

My condolences on the loss of your son.

-- Robb

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#9 posted 02-25-2013 10:26 PM


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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