The Braxton Van Family Fundraiser

Our Goal: $500:raised $300




At 30 weeks gestation we were sent to a specialist for an unrelated issue. The tech seemed really anxious and when I started to ask questions she had the doctor come right in. The specialist mentioned Braxton had super cute big cheeks but said, “I have to be honest. Your child has congenital diaphragmatic hernia and stands no chance at survival.” My face and ears felt like they were on fire and my heart felt like someone was stomping on it and my lungs felt like they just couldn’t find any air in the room. I was utterly devastated! It has been exactly one year since finding out and I can still hear those words. I can still feel my heart being stomped on. Please help us help families just like Tiny Hero helped us!


The reason you should donate for The Braxton Van family fundraiser is because in our great time of need Tiny Hero helped us just like so many many of you have helped us. Our passion is to change the way the world sees CDH.



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