The Besler Family Fundraiser

Our Goal: $500:raised $746

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OUR STORY

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13%. That number will stick with us forever. At 32 weeks pregnant we were told our baby's chance of survival went down to 13%. They were basically giving up on him. From the first day we heard those three little letters, C-D-H, we knew we would never give up on our superhero! So three weeks later, fate stepped in and we heard about Dr. Kays and Tiny Hero. We jumped on a flight to Florida and never looked back. Camden spent 13 days on ECMO, 27 days intubated on the ventilator, and 116 days in the hospital. We had times where we thought we were going to lose him, but he is a fighter! Camden is about to celebrate his first birthday. Pretty amazing for a baby who was only given 13%.


WHY TINY HERO?

Through this journey we have met so many amazing CDH families. These families have all been told that their babies will die or have no chance at a normal life. Camden and his CDH buddies are proof that CDH is not a death sentence. Tiny Hero helped us find HOPE. By donating today, you could help Tiny Hero provide more families just like ours with that same HOPE.

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HOPE STARTS HERE HOODIE

You can also support our family by purchasing this exclusive Hope for the Holidays item. All proceeds from the sales go towards Tiny Hero. Tiny Hero is a 501(c)(3) organization built to help support families with CDH children.

What is CDH?

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs in an unborn baby when there is a hole in, or incomplete formation of, the diaphragm (the muscle under the lungs that is responsible for breathing).

CDH affects about one in every 2,500 babies (1600 cases in the U.S. each year), and occurs as often as cystic fibrosis and spina bifida, yet most have never heard of it. On average, only 50% of these babies survive. Learn more about what is CDH→

Where does my donation go?

  1. Family Grants - We help families get to very best possible care and provide financial aid when needed.

  2. Community Support - We create videos, update our blog and website, and produce printed materials to help expand our message of hope to a larger audience. 

  3. Inspiring Better Care - We partnered with the Fore Hadley Foundation to help fund productive research efforts across the country.

Jacob Dunford