We are pleased to announce that Breath of Hope, Inc. has received a grant from GMAC Financial. This grant is for an Endowment Fund to award scholarships to people attending colleges and universities with an interest in raising awareness, developing treatment options, increasing the survival rates, and giving our children born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia ("CDH") a better quality of life. Scholarships will also be available for survivors of CDH.
Breath of Hope wants to give back to those who further our cause. We want to help them with their education so they will be able to lessen the residual affects that plague families affected by CDH.
Thanks to the generosity of the public, Breath of Hope has generated enough funding to cover our operational expenses for this year. Breath of Hope keeps it's operating expenses to a minimum and by doing so, we have maintained enough funding to set aside and start this fund.
This generous grant from GMAC Financial will further the education of those children born with CDH, as well as people who are interested in increasing awareness, treatment and knowledge of the congenital diaphragmatic hernia birth defect.
Breath of Hope is currently creating a Scholarship Committee that will review the applications and help contact colleges and universities to get the word out that there will be awarded scholarships for the 2009-2010 year.
If you have knowledge of any available grant programs which you would like Breath of Hope to apply for, or if you would like to contribute to this scholarship fund, please contact Elizabeth Doyle-Propst at Elizabeth@breathofhopeinc.com or 888-BOH-CDH0 (888-264-2340).