About Neil Rubenstein

Neil was born in the NW suburbs of Chicago and still lives there today with his wife and soon to be 13 month old miracle boy. Neil has a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern and has been practicing integrated marketing for over 15 years. Back in 2001, when they were still dating, Neil helped his now wife start Creative Celebrations. This children’s party planning and entertainment company is still in business today. Neil can be found on Facebook at Neil.Rubenstein and on Twitter at @Neil_Rubenstein. To learn more about CDH and everything that is currently being done to help generate funding for research visit the Cherubs website at www.cdhsupport.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cdhsupport.

Articles by Neil

“A Fighter’s Lullaby” for CHERUBS (children born with CDH)

“A Fighter’s Lullaby” for CHERUBS (children born with CDH)

As my second child is about to be born with the birth defect congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), I can’t help but think about the lack of research funding for this not so rare birth defect. CDH occurs in 1 in every 2,500 pregnancies or 1,600 per year in the US . This translates to over 50,000 annually worldwide. With a 50% survival rate, that means there are over 25,000 children per year who die... 

Our Miracle Baby: Aidan’s Story of Surviving CDH

Our Miracle Baby: Aidan’s Story of Surviving CDH

Editor’s Note:  In honor of Pediatric Safety’s 4 year bloggiversary, we are publishing 4 of our  favorite posts from the past, one each Friday for the next four weeks. This is our 1st – originally posted in July of 2011.  Our thanks to Neil for sharing his story with us! *************************************************************************************************************************** When... 

Our Miracle Baby: Aidan’s Story of Surviving CDH

Our Miracle Baby: Aidan’s Story of Surviving CDH

When I was asked to write a post about my son and the life-threatening birth defect he was diagnosed with at 37 weeks…I jumped at the opportunity. My son is a survivor but many are not, and I have been doing everything I can to help spread the word and try to increase awareness. The birth defect is called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). It’s definitely a mouthful but in layman’s terms,...