Chelsea Delivers Hope

Chelsea Delivers Hope


87 percent of goal achieved.

Fundraising Goal:  $5,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 60
Total Value of Gifts: $4,331.00

Recent Donors

Nancy Tighe

Mrs. Lynn F Miller

Joe McBride

ken eisenberg

Alex, Kathy, & Victoria Borress

The North Family

Annette Postorino

The von Doehren Family

Ron Yaniak

The LaTuso family

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In the Spring of 2012 we were blessed with our first child, our beautiful baby girl, Chelsea Alaina. While pregnant we learned that our baby was going to be born with the birth defect, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).

CDH occurs in approximately 1 in every 2,500 births (1,600 cases in the U.S. each year).  The cause is not yet known.  The diaphragm fails to form or to close totally and an opening allows abdominal organs to move into the chest cavity, inhibiting lung growth. 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, and possibly severe long-term medical issues.

Every time we look into our daughter's eyes we are reminded how truly fortunate we are that she is doing so well. And so we would like to focus our energies not only on being the best parents we can be, but also on helping others! Chelsea's sassy spirit, strength, and contagious smile are that to be admired. It is our hope as a family that she delivers encouragement to others.

In honor of our ROCKSTAR, we are hosting the 2nd annual Chelsea Delivers Hope Summer Family Music Festival at Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Avenue, Lake Como (Belmar), NJ 07719 on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. The event is Family-Friendly and will include Live Music, BBQ buffet, activities for kids of all ages, door prizes, and MORE!

Admission: Adults $25.00, Kids (5 years old & up) $15.00, Kids under 5 - free

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!

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Borress Family
Sun, Jun 08, 2014
Sorry we couldn't make it to the Chelsea Delivers Hope festival... was a beautiful day for it.

The North Family
Sat, Jun 07, 2014
We hope your event was a success! Thanks for your hard work and dedication to raising awareness and funds for CDH and delivering hope to many families at CHOP. Hopefully we can attend Chelsea Delivers Hope one year and celebrate our little miracles together!!

Mary McLaughlin
Tue, Aug 20, 2013
We have our little Rockstar, Cara McGettigan, also who was born with 2 heart defects. She's incredible today because of CHOP. How do you spell awesome? C-H-O-P!!!

Ryan, Megan, Sam, and Ben Fox
Tue, Aug 13, 2013
We've got our little miracle CDH'er too and feel the way your family does! ROCKSTAR should always be capitalized when referring to these kids. Thank you for raising funds - great job!

Trent, Laura, and Erickson
Thu, May 30, 2013
Joe, Lauren, and Chelsea,
We know exactly what you've gone through, and the three of you have been an inspiration to our family. We will see you at the music festival in August and we'll make sure we get lots of people to sign up so we can raise lots of money for CDH research. Thank you for doing this.
T, L, E

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