Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) occurs in approximately 1 in every 2,500 births (1,600 cases in the U.S. each year). The cause of CDH is not yet known. The diaphragm is formed in the first trimester of pregnancy and controls the lungs' ability to inhale and exhale. CDH occurs when the diaphragm fails to form or to close totally and an opening allows abdominal organs into the chest cavity. This inhibits lung growth.
Every patient diagnosed with CDH is different. Survival rates depend on the types and number of organs involved in the herniation and the amount of lung tissue available. There are many surgical procedures and complications that may or may not occur with each individual, including in utero surgery.
Roughly 50% of babies born with CDH do not survive. Of the 50% that do survive, most will endure long hospital stays, feeding issues, asthma and other problems. A few of the survivors suffer from severe long-term medical issues.
CDH occurs as frequently as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis, yet there is very little research being done and virtually no media coverage.
Who is TCMI Heroes Foundation?
You are! The Comic Mint Insiders Heroes Foundation are a collective of like-minded comic collectors and fans, who also like giving back to the community via worthy causes.
We are trying to raise as much as we can for a huge donation to a charitable cause of great importance, to our friend and "Godfather", Steven Finkel, to aid in the fight against CDH.
We are hoping for a donation of $20 per person but know that not all can do it, so please give what you can.
All funds will be spent on this donation to:
Cherubs, the worlds leading CDH charity
Any extras will go towards a robot assistant entirely dedicated to Garry Hall's orders. Kidding. Sort of. The TCM van for his orders was a good idea to cut down on Steve's time was a good idea too Dickie.
By the way... Mike Delaney is probably buying all the graded copies of a book you want right now. Hurry, don't let him do it!
Someone just stole JP's mail, again.
This campaign was started by Ray Engstrom, Garry Hall, Mike Barnett, Mike Delaney, Jason Wendt, and JP Wells.
Donations accepted until July 9th.
- Rick Neiger
- Mike Barnett
- Jason Thompson
- Anthony Daloia
- Joe Fote
Organizer and beneficiary
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