What 5 minutes could mean to thousands

Posted on January 13, 2011

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Shane Torrence, CDH patient and son of CHERUBS...
Shane Torrence , CDH patient and son of CHERUBS Founder

Please share this with anyone that would like to help critically ill children


CHERUBS (The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support) had a family contact them from a midwestern state, in a rural area, far from a good children’s hospital. The father a farmer, the mother a stay at home mom. Like most of us these days, they are on a tight budget but they were thrilled to learn they were expecting their 3rd child. Excitement turned to fear after their first ultrasound at a OB office an hour and a half from their home when they were told their baby will be born with CDH. The local hospital cannot handle an infant needing ventilation and the closest children’s hospital is 5 hours away and they aren’t very experienced with CDH. The doctor suggests that they travel to UCSF, the closest large hospital who specialize in CDH. 3 states away.
These distraught parents go home, pray for answers, pray for some way to get to the hospital to give their baby a chance. This baby who has CDH but has a real chance of survival with good lungs and no other birth defects. Insurance will pay for medical care but not travel costs. The only thing between this baby’s life and death is money – a plane ticket for her mom to get to a good hospital.


You can help families like this. You can help save lives. Just by voting. $25,000 will go a long way to help a lot of babies. We moved up 3 spots today – now just 10 spots away from winning money to help these babies.

You can vote 5 ways EVERY DAY:

1. at Pepsi‘s site – http://www.refresheverything.com/cdhfamilies

2. by text 101202 to 73774 (pepsi)

3. by Facebook Applicationhttp://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=263136462520

4. by iphone – http://ax.itunes.apple.com/us/app/pepsi-refresh-everything/id398265175?mt=8#ls=1

5. by android –http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/lifestyle/pepsi-refresh-project_nfii.html

How will the $25,00 be used? 100% for CDH families in need during their cherub’s hospitalization!!!!

$ 10,000 500 $20 gas cards
$ 5,000 10 $500 airline grants
$ 5,000 250 $20 grocery store gift cards
$ 2,500 125 $20 restaurant gift cards
$ 2,500 50 $50 hotel gift cards

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