The Zolman Family Fundraiser

Our Goal: $1500:Raised $905

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OUR STORY

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We already had 5 very healthy children and were expecting a normal 6th baby. At our ultrasound we received our very difficult CDH diagnosis - we felt nothing short of hopeless and helpless. Imagine how YOU would feel?! We felt alone. Our world as we knew it crumbled to pieces. We didn't know who or where to turn for help and support. Doctors gave us solemn looks, and shook their heads with doubt. Adam was only referred to as a fetus. They addressed our unborn child with caution, because they just didn't think he would live. We noticed, and we felt lost. Did we dare allow ourselves to think he could beat the odds? Imagine ourselves holding him? Did being realistic and recognizing he would very well not survive show a lack of Faith? We were in a world of confusion and despair. After finding a little encouraging information on the internet, we found a doctor who believed in our son and helping him survive, as much as we did. We were so worried we would walk out of the hospital for good with empty arms, but instead after 90 days, we had a baby in a car seat. Adam came home! Today Adam, who was given little to no odds for survival, is 4 1/2! We started out this journey feeling like we were at a complete loss. Every parent wants to feel like they can advocate for their child and get them the best care within reach. We founded Tiny Hero to do just that, and in a very short 3 years we have helped 100s of families across the nation and around the globe. Thank you


WHY TINY HERO?

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Tiny Hero means everything to our family. We believe in paying it forward, and lending a helping hand wherever you can. There are very few gifts in this world that are more valuable than the gift of Hope. Your donation will literally change a family's life, and give them the direction they need to travel this difficult road. We know it will. We have seen it happen over and over again. We have seen the faces of families who have been recipients of others' generosity, and we believe in making the world a better place by helping them. Please join us in donating to Tiny Hero, and consider your donation in sponsoring a family. We can guarantee it will be your most valuable gift this year, and the impact is limitless.


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