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Archive for October, 2008

Awesome News But Still Need Prayers.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 28, 2008

After 18 days, Carter came off ECMO yesterday!  What amazing news this is as now they can start thinking about surgery.  Please pray for Carter and Brad and Kellie as they continue to deal with all that CDH is and means.   This is definitely a step in the right direction!

Ava was extubated yesterday!  Please continue to pray for her that her body heals and she is able to go home soon to be with her family during the holiday season.  She is an amazing little girl with such spunk and fight. 

God is an awesome God.  Please remember to keep these familes in your prayers daily.

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“Round Of Hope” Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 24, 2008

Today is The Parker Reese Foundation is hosting it’s 1st annual “Round of Hope” Charity Golf Tournament for CDH Awareness.  Please keep the ladies who are running this event in your thoughts and prayers!  They have done an amazing job and I am so proud of what they accomplished in such a short amount of time. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a hole or golfing as an indivdual or team for next years event please contact either Catherine at or Mari at for more information.  It’s never too early to get on the waiting and mailing list folks!

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Urgent Prayers For Ava.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 23, 2008

I am asking you all to please put whatever you are doing right this minute down and say a special prayer for Ava Helmick.  She is a CDH survivor who is in the hospital right now.  Please visit her blog and leave her and her family a note of encouragement.  This little girl is amazing and such an inspiration.

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Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 21, 2008


Mary DuPre did this sign for Parker’s House and I absolutely love it.  She is one of the most talented artist I have ever met and if you’ve never checked her out I suggest you do.  I love her work and I’ve purchased many of her frames for Parker’s pictures and for birthday gifts and I have a couple plaques of hers in our home too.  She handpaints each piece so no two pieces are exact.  When I got this yesterday I was so anxious to get it out of the box I almost cut myself with the knife trying to get the tape cut and then when I saw it I couldn’t help but tear up.  It’s so amazing to me that Parker’s life had more meaning than Ashley and I could ever have dreamed of.   I cannot wait to put this in Parker’s House!

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Caden In The News.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 19, 2008

Check out Caden!  He is quite the superstart these days!  It’s so amazing what these CDH kiddos are doing to bring awareness to this horrible birth defect.  We are so proud of Caden! 

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Heels for Hope

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 16, 2008

We’ve had so many emails about this event and I promise to post more soon!  We are working like crazy on this event and will soon have the registration form up and the best news of all is……

EVERYONE can participate!  Even those who live far far away.  So get your shoes (must be high heels), beads, sequins, ribbons all in turquoise ready for a spectacular event that will help bring awareness to CDH in a glam way! 

The prizes are amazing folks!  I promise to update next week about this event as we are having a meeting tonight.

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