Do you know what is going on July 15??? (Other than Walt's birthday, of course!) We are trying to bring huge attention to CDH and get the word out there about the devastating effects it can have. You can help us in a really easy way! What you need to do is simple:
1. buy blue envelopes
2. on the back of the envelope, write a message and the web address of our blog, or any CDH blogs you follow (Go to http://lettersforcdh.blogspot.com/ for a list of messages you can choose from!)
3. mail your envelopes to anyone and everyone you think needs to know more about CDH
***In particular, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey***
The reality is that CDH is just as common as spina bifida and cystic fibrosis, yet had you ever heard of CDH before you or someone you know was directly affected by it? By getting the word out and bringing more attention to CDH we could encourage more people to fund and push for the research that is desperately needed to better understand and treat this defect.
Our goal for July 15th is to flood mailboxes with blue envelopes. We are hoping to make a big impact by particularly targeting Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey. The Oprah Show does not accept mail, so we will be inundating her inbox instead.
Here is the link to contact the producers of the Oprah Show:
And Ellen's address is:
The Ellen DeGeneres ShowAttn: Fan Mail
PO Box 7788
Burbank, CA 91523 USA
You can include a letter in your envelope if you would like to go that extra step. It has actually been made very simple for you. There is a form letter located at http://lettersforcdh.blogspot.com/. Just copy it, fill in names where necessary, and print off as many copies as you can afford to send! You can also find information about where to buy your blue envelopes, some ideas for where to send envelopes, tons of CDH info... its all there and easy to find!!
So, please, please, please do what you can to help us with this cause!! The more people to get involved the bigger impact we will have and maybe someday we won't have to hear about another family being given the devestating news that their baby will have to fight for their life from the second they are born or worse yet, that they have lost their CDH battle as far too many babies have.