Thursday, April 26, 2012

SIDS

Taking the blog on a serious tone today...  

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one of the leading causes of 
death among infants one month through one year of age in the United States. 

Most people hear about SIDS because they know someone who knows someone who lost a child.
I've been unfortunate to know two families that have lost children to SIDS.  There are many
faces to SIDS, the one that is lost, we see those pictures, a baby smiling and being loved by 
their family but what most don't see are the faces left behind.  Not the days and weeks and 
months but the years that follow this loss still leaves these families with the heartbreak of 
losing a sweet innocent life.  

On September 28, 2004 my friend, Michelle, lost her son, Brisan, to SIDS.  This weekend 
a great group of people calling themselves Brisan's Bunch will be running 200 miles from 
Gettysburg PA to Washington DC to raise awareness and funds to help put an end to SIDS.  
So if you're out and about this weekend and see a bunch of people running, pull over 
and give them a big loud cheer...because these are the faces of those that loved a sweet 
boy child called Brisan.


Thanks for reading...
until next time...
be kind...


Kelly Ann

1 comment:

  1. We had a neighbor who lost a baby to SIDS. She was so beautiful. It was so hard to believe when it happened. That's been many many years ago, but I still remember the eyes and smile of their sweet baby.

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