The Parker Reese Foundation

New Hope For Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Posted by Jessica Singletary on December 24, 2008

It is hard to believe that another year is coming to an end and in 8 days we will be starting a new year with new goals but the same mission: to help families diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. 


We held our first annual “Round for Hope” charity golf tournament in Universal City, Texas and raised over 4,000 dollars!  We will be hosting this event again in 2009 and expect to raise more money and awareness for congenital diaphragmatic hernia.  A huge thanks goes out to the ladies in Texas for putting this amazing and successful event together in less than two months. 


In May 2008 we founded Parker’s House in Hillsborough, NC.  It is a home free of charge to families delivering babies diagnosed with CDH at either Duke University Medical Center or UNC Chapel Hill.  In June we had our first family, The Van Dyke’s, from Kings Mountain, NC; in September came, The Myers, from New Bern, NC; November, The Vierig’s, from Jacksonville, NC.

We are so blessed to know each of these families and to be able to offer them hope. 


In January 2009 we will house our 4th family, The Ashworth’s, from Bevard, NC.  Although we wish we were meeting these families under different circumstances we are thankful that we are able to help them in their time of need. 


During the next few weeks we will take time off to spend with our families and to regroup.  We are looking forward to coming back in January to continue helping families diagnosed with CDH.  We will be planning two new events, creating our clothing line and developing our marketing materials. 


Next year will also bring our meeting with Duke University Medical Center and our tour of Mass General in Boston, MA and their CDH study program.


We have accomplished so much in the year 2008 and we look forward to doing more in 2009.  The Parker Reese Foundation is committed to raising awareness every day and to helping families in need and offering them hope. 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at The Parker Reese Foundation! 



Jessica Singletary


One Response to “”

  1. Joanne said

    i just wanted to let you know that i am amazed with all you have accomplished this past year for CDH and for so many families. what a great tribute to your sweet angel Parker. keep up the good work.
    John Michael’s mom R-CDH 3/11/07

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