Our son Maxton was diagnosed with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at his 19 week ultrasound. Maxton was born on 3/3/09 at Vanderbilt University. He fought hard for 18 days but earned his wings on 3/21/09. Maxton was an inspiration to many during his brief time on earth and has forever changed our lives. If your child is diagnosed with CDH, please feel free to contact us. Maxton may no longer live here on earth, but he will live forever in our hearts...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Change CDH

Change CDH is a fundraiser that I am doing to benefit Parker Reese Foundation. PRF is a non profit organization based out of North Carolina that provides a home to CDH families delivering at Duke and UNC. they also provided us with tons of support during Max's life and after his death. They sent a beautiful arrangement to his funeral that made me cry when I received it. I am so proud to be a part of this foundation.

Change CDH involves collecting your loose change to help PRF! Simply put, I would like everyone to collect their change until October 31st (or you can keep it going forever!) and take the change to the bank and then write PRF a check for that amount. Pretty simple. If you would like to get others involved you can put a jar on your desk at work or anywhere for that matter. You may think that change doesn't matter, but my family has collected over $100 in the past couple of months! $16 sponsors one family per night, so change can definately make a difference!

Thanks to those who are willing to participate. I plan to do several fundraisers over the next few months (years, etc) so I understand not everyone can participate, but I would love to know who is participating! :-) Please help us CHANGE CDH!!!!


Amber said...

I love this idea! I am so on board and I will try and get anyone and everyone involved!

You Rock Ashlly


Candice and Rob Beal said...

I just got your gift in the mail. Thank you so much! Rob really liked it 2. Your letter was very sweet. It really is just so unfair that we don't have our little baby boys.....I know God takes very good care of those CDH babies up there.....After all those are his chosen ones......I bet Max and Jackson are right by each other....I'm sorry you had to suffer the loss of Max, I know all to well what you feel, and that just makes me love you so much Ashley! I hope all is well and maybe one day we can meet...
love candice

Marion said...


i am going to post this on my blog and send it via email to everyone that I know! This is such a great idea!!!! Keep the good ideas coming PRF needs them!