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ALEXANDER MICHAEL DODSON BORN: May 3 2007 DIED: December 20 2008 AGE: 19 months old Michael passed away after he was put down for a nap and never woke up. His cause of death was SUDC. Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood is the death of a child over the age of 12 months which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation and autopsy. Alexander was born to Daniel Dodson and Michelle Emerson. From the day he was born, Alexander was smiling and happy. He loved to make others happy as well and could always be counted on for a kiss or a hug. He loved to dance, eat waffles, read books, play with his friends, and watch Wow Wow Wubbzy. #alexanderdodson #angel #rip #restinparadise #gonetoosoon #tragic #innocent #sudc #sudcawareness #suddenunexplaineddeathinchildhood #baby #heaven #angelinheaven #beautifulangel #foreverinourhearts #forever19monthsold

Pretty hot pink linings! These will be incorporated into a very special line of handbags designed in honor of a beautiful little girl named, Vienna. Her mom, Denise, little sister (V1) and I teamed up to design bags in her honor and help raise awareness for Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) a category of death to which Vienna lost her life before her third birthday. Check out @team.vienna.4.sudc.awareness for more info. Stay posted as we will be unveiling these designs in the next two weeks! A portion of proceeds will go to Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness to help raise awareness. #designdetails #hotpink #sudcawareness #sudc #teamvienna4sudcawareness #teamvienna #viennabags #madeintheusa

robbyv722
(@icemanx722)

2 Days 1 Hour Ago

March is SUDC Awareness Month. More to come..... @sudcfoundation #sudcawareness

KATIE SIERRA KINSEY BORN: August 17 2005 DIED: September 6 2006 AGE: 12 Months Old Katie passed away at daycare after she was put down for a nap and never woke up. Her cause of death was SUDC. Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood is the death of a child over the age of 12 months which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation and autopsy. She was an inspiration of beauty and strength to her mother Ashley and older brother Jacob Kinsey. She was loved by everyone she touched. She came into this world 6 weeks early, at only 4 lbs 12 oz and 18 inches long. She was so strong from the beginning and grew up into a beautiful little girl. She had a smile that could melt anyone's heart. #katiekinsey #angel #rip #restinparadise #gonetoosoon #tragic #innocent #neverforgotten #accident #sudc #foreverinourhearts #forever12monthsold #sudcawareness #tragic #innocent #baby #foreverlittle #angelinheaven #innocence #justice

Amber Peatman
(@apeatman)

16 Days 2 Hours Ago

We had a visitor at the shop window last night. I think he was asking if he could please come inside. #skippythewonderhorse

Some fun behind the scenes pictures from our design session the other day! I cannot wait to share these bags with you all when they are complete. Designed in honor of a beautiful little girl named, Vienna, who passed away just before she turned three to a category of death called Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood. Her mom, Denise, and family are on a mission to raise awareness about SUDC. Her big sister is quite the designer herself! We can’t wait to keep you all posted and share Vienna’s story, raise SUDC awareness and share the bags designed in her honor. #teamvienna4sudcawareness #teamvienna #sudc #sudcawareness #designday #designteam #madeintheusa #dreamteam #behindthescenes

Had the best afternoon designing new styles in honor of a very special beautiful little girl named, Vienna. Her life ended too soon just before the age of three to a category of death called Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood in which children from 1-18 can pass away with no explanation or answer. Her mom, Denise, is on a mission to raise awareness about SUDC. We are designing two special bags in honor of Vienna, with help from her amazing mom and her talented big sister. I could not be more excited to collaborate with @team.vienna.sudc.awareness on such a special project. Cannot wait to share more as things progress!! teamvienna #sudcawareness #sudc #suddenunexplaineddeathinchildhood #teamvienna4sudcawareness #designteam #dreamteam #madeintheusa

It's Shanet
(@ms.nettybby)

22 Days 9 Hours Ago

You should be here Cairo. Year one of the Holiday season without you is passing by. This would have been your 4th Christmas. It baffles me how it will be 5 months in 2 days. To those who celebrate the #holidays have a wonderful time with your family. Just be mindful there are many families who are having a tough time being in the Holiday spirit. Reaching out to anyone you know of that is grieving a loss this year or any year for that matter. It never gets easy losing someone despite the days, weeks, months, and years that pass by. Send some love ✨💜💜💜 #childlosssurvivor #childlossawareness #childlosssupport #untiloursoulsmeetagain #cairoforever #sudcawareness #sudctribe #happyholidays2018

New blog post: All I Want For Christmas Is You - Searching for 70% Hi Baby Boy. I love you my little star. You’ve been busy sprinkling your magic and excitement “alllllllll through the town.” I wish... https://bit.ly/2GpCye0 (Link in bio)

Adeline O'Laughlin was just 14 months old when she passed away. Adeline passed away due to SUDC, Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood. Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is a category of death in children between the ages of 1 and 18 that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy. Most often, a seemingly healthy child goes to sleep and never wakes up. At this time, we do not know what causes SUDC, how to predict it or how to prevent it. August 12 2011 - October 18 2012 #adelineolaughlin #angel #rip #restinparadise #gonetoosoon #tragic #innocent #neverforgotten #accident #accidentaldeath #foreverinourhearts #forever14monthsold #sudc #sudcawareness #tragic

I just don’t want to forget this one. Oh, I miss you. 💕#143 #sudcawareness #sudc #childloss #sweetlilyann #lilyann

As I watch your little cousin Camden, I recall quiet nights with you. It doesn’t seem like it’s already been three years without you. It doesn’t seem real. I love you forever Lily Ann. 💕 #143 #sweetlilyann #sudc #sudcawareness #childloss #lily

Hello! I’m Meghan. 40 year old wife to Geoff, and mom to 10 year old Phoebe, 8 year old Jack, and my son Raef who died in 2015 when he was 3 from SUDC. We have a somewhat normal life, I think. One child with special needs. One who might become a dictator someday. One in heaven. And we are living our dream in small and beautiful Atascadero, California. •. I’ve spent the last 4+ years selling LuLaRoe and it has gotten me through the darkest moments of my life, given me purpose, and dreams, and some of the best friends and travel stories. I love to help women feel amazing because WE 👏🏻 ARE 👏🏻 AMAZING 👏🏻 and should pursue that allllll the days. •. I also enjoy working out and have since I was a teenager {but stopped for a real quick 8 years while I was on a hamster wheel of pregnancy/nursing/mourning}. I love getting stronger and faster and LOVE the confidence I get from the habit of working out. I never thought I would feel this way without the bullshit external motivation to look a certain way, and instead to enjoy the discipline of doing the work. Ask my husband: I like taking the easy way usually. And usually cause I procrastinated. I digress. •. Also? We don’t do Santa, and I don’t do birthday parties, and not because of our religion {mine is currently: wrestling with God}, but because I literally can not. I can curse and be completely transparent with my kids {hence, no Santa}, and I’m still not sure why my husband puts up with me. He doesn’t believe in divorce, soooooo that goes a long way. •. Anyway - thank you for being here and being you and showing up for your life. It’s not easy to be a person. I didn’t realize being an adult meant I would have to make ALLLLLL the decisions without knowing all the information. This is not easy, so I like to give myself a badge for it and you should have one, too. •. Hope to see you around. Merry Christmas and happy egg nog season and such. •. #iamlularoe #lularoe #lularoedebbie #thisis40 #liveyourdream #redlipstickandzerodamns #whysoserious #griefsurvivor #sudcawareness #bestlifehacks #womenwholiftweights #womenwhocrossfit

We went camping with some friends this weekend, just a couple months after Aria died. We couldn't sleep in the hikeaway campsites that they were at because we needed to be by our car. Why did we need to be by our car you ask? Because I needed to have electricty to run our owlet montior. Our little rainbow baby wore the owlet monitor for a good 9 months, and I was not going to go camping without it. So....We brought an extension cord, and hooked it up to the plug-in in our car, and brought the extension cord into our tent and connected it to our owlet monitor. Seriously. It seems so crazy to me now, but that is what we needed to do. I still did not sleep a wink that night because when I was in the same space as anyone else sleeping I was busy checking on them all night making sure they were all okay. Sometimes we feel crazy, sometimes we need to do "weird" things to get by, sometimes, just sometimes we need to let it go and do the things we need to do to be okay. I would not have been able to relax AT ALL if we didn't have that monitor plugged it. The irony of it is, I didn't trust the monitor so I still didn't sleep 😣 What do you need to stop fighting, and just let be in your life for now while you get better? Know that it doesn't need to be forever, but just let it be as it is. If you need to do something. Do it. It's okay. #ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #infantloss #childloss #lossofchild #sudc #sudcawareness #anxietyisreal #youarenotalone #dowhatyouneedtodo #cultivatedfamily #anxietyawareness #mentalhealthawareness

Worldwide candle lighting. Raef Robert Hoetker was here. 3/11/12 - 4/5/15. @thecompassionatefriends #worldwidecandlelighting #griefshare #roe4raef #griefsurvivor #sudcawareness #forever3

For Caleb and all his little friends taken far too soon. I love you, Baby Boy. One day. #calebeffect #compassionatefriends #worldwidecandlelighting #waveoflight2018 #sudc #sudcawareness #lookatthatsmile #missedlikecrazy #oneday

John Baranello
(@johnebaran)

2018-12-09 17:09:47

Lily’s light - and the light of all SUDC angels - shines on through the darkness. #thankyoulily #wakeupandsmellthelilys #sudc #sudcfoundation #sudcawareness

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-12-09 16:42:49

We light these candles for Conor and all the children whose lives were lost too soon. Conor we love you and miss you more than words. I found that plaque shortly after Conor passed away and it captured exactly how I felt. “You have my whole heart for my whole life.” My heart is forever broken but I am blessed for every second I had with you. 💕 #kissesforconor #sudcawareness

@eshamroth #sudcawareness #kissesforconor We miss you angel !!!

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-12-06 19:43:28

As we approach another Christmas without Conor we are doing acts of kindness in his name and welcome you to take a moment during this busy holiday time to do something small and kind in memory of our always smiling boy! This week Tessa brought Christmas door hangers to decorate for the girls in her dance classes and we left one a car at the library that had a car seat in it. When I was rounding at Yale, I gave the nurse a book to give to the next child who was admitted and we donated some new books to Conor’s Corner at my office. I also received a message that someone found a book left at a rest area in Virginia with a Kisses for Conor card attached and that she would be passing on the kindness. I was the recipient of an act of kindness when I forgot my wallet at Dunkin Donuts and the cashier told me not to worry about it. Tessa asked me if he was being kind for someone special that he had in heaven. Join us in kindness this month and share with us! #kissesforconor #sudcawareness

It's Shanet
(@ms.nettybby)

2018-11-28 08:42:51

Family & friends I need more participation to make this event even more successful! Link in Bio! 3 more days left! Let me know if you need a little bit more time. If need be I can meet you half way! #childloss #givingback #nytoydrive #sudcawareness #toydrive #sudcawareness #childgrief

Proud of the newest addition to my haul @oliverswish. Raising funds and awareness for #sudcawareness and #oliverswishfoundation #oliversarmy #marathoninamonth #chasinggreatness #100kgrunningclub

Look what arrived in the post @kelly_thebeesknees today! I had to wrestle it off our 4 year old (all post is her’s!) Going to open it after dinner! Beautiful packaging and very true words! 😊 • • • #journal #beautifulpackaging #extraordinaryordinary #instaexcited #newyeargoals #justbe #sitbackandrelax #lifequotes #babyloss #childloss #sudc #sudcawareness #365days #smilewithharrybobo #harryboboslegacy #surrey #surreylife #haslemere #liveforthemoment #mindfulness

Maggie Shuman
(@cromaggs)

2018-11-21 05:28:02

Today marks the end of Child Grief Awareness Week. The children who suffer the death of their sibling - when one day their brother or sister suddenly disappear and they have to carry on and grow up without their best buddy. These brave, strong children are suffering the worst loss too. Today I think all the beautiful children who have died too soon and also their wonderful sisters and brothers who get up and do it everyday; who talk about, love and remember their siblings who aren’t here to play with them. Dylan and Nora 💙❤️ #sudc #sudcawareness #childloss

It's Shanet
(@ms.nettybby)

2018-11-15 06:29:28

From the date of conception I spent 3 years 5 months & 20 days 4 hrs of my life with you. Almost 40 weeks you were in my belly. You were born at 39 weeks on November 15, 2015 @ 3:23 p.m. Weighing in at 6 lbs 12 oz and 20 3/4 inches long. You were born a week before your dad’s Birthday. You had two due dates the 2nd one was on your dad’s Birthday. It has now been exactly 111 days since you’ve been gone. I get a lot of “ how are you?” I know some don’t really want me to tell them how I am. Their asking to be polite. Deep down their thinking “please don’t bring it up.” I easily deflect and say I am alright but wassup with you. Deep down inside I don’t want to bring it up either. Everyone experiences grief. This grief is different. It tugs at the heart strings that are trying to keep you together. I carried life, I birth life, and that life was taken from me. Many will say you are so strong. I can’t imagine. My answer is don’t imagine. You don’t want to think about it. Truth is this world is fucked up. Just pray to whatever God you pray to that your ancestors and angels protect your family. That you hold on a little bit tighter at night. Life doesn’t intend to play nice. I put on this mask. It is still fresh this pain. I know it will never go away it will only get easier. That is what I keep convincing myself anyway. I hate this feeling that I am feeling. I hate when someone tells me I am strong. What other choice do I have? My other sons need their mom. I pray I am a better mom to them. I can’t help but feel like a failure. I try to have a good time but the thoughts keep resurfacing. I am on auto pilot 24/7. My mind won’t turn off. It won’t shut down. It keeps thinking and thinking and thinking. Even while I dream I can hear my thoughts taking over in my dream state. I barely sleep anymore. My anxiety waves over my head. Shanet... how are you feeling? Are you okay? The truth is. I will never be okay. I will never feel alright. Every time I answer you just know it will be a lie. Every time we talk just know in the back of my mind. I replay that night in my head over 1,000 times. I am trying my best to keep afloat. I feel cheated out of life and that

www.contemporarypediatrics.com/pediatrics/kisses-conor **Please print out/share this article with your pediatrician and/or anyone who works in pediatrics to help spread awareness of SUDC. My cousin Erin (@eshamroth) wrote this article for the Contemporary Pediatrics journal explaining her family's experience with SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) after the loss of her son Conor and how pediatricians can help support them. But I think this is good for everyone to know. If I remember correctly, SUDC is the 4th leading cause of death in children, but still so mu h about it is unknown. God Bless my cousin for her strength and persistence to spread awareness to anyone and everyone who will listen. ❤ #kissesforconor #sudcawareness #sudc #awareness #family #heartbreak #pediatricians #pediatrics

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-11-13 19:00:09

Spreading kindness today in honor of 2 beautiful SUDC angels. Sweet Vivie passed away 2 years ago today and had her birthday on the 10th. We are also honoring the memory of the always smiling Aiden whose birthday was on the 11th. We left some books in kids shopping carts today and wore our “Choose Joy” shirts that Viv’s family created in her memory. Sending so much love to the Burgess family @juliawilleyburgess and Aiden’s family @mistressofthepark on these incredibly difficult milestones. #sudcawareness

It's Shanet
(@ms.nettybby)

2018-11-13 07:34:48

When @envy_beesh took you boys to Chuck E. Cheese. That I ate good face 💙. Can’t believe this. You would have been 3 on Thursday 😩. #forevertwoyearsold #cairoforever #sudcawareness #forevermissingyou #childloss

SUDC Foundation
(@sudcfoundation)

2018-11-05 13:54:06

Día de los Muertos is a cherished holiday in Mexico and many other countries. It runs October 31st through November 2nd and is a time for people to celebrate and honor the lives of their loved ones who have passed away. One of our passionate and dedicated SUDC moms, Casandra, participated this past weekend in California in memory of her daughter, Violet Skye, who passed away from SUDC. #sudc #sudcawareness #diadelosmuertos

It's Shanet
(@ms.nettybby)

2018-11-05 02:50:32

On July 27th, 2018 my 2nd born son Cairo Brown passed away suddenly in his sleep. His death was ruled undetermined. This is classified as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). It effects children between the ages of 1 to 18 years old. These children our angels even after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy death remains unexplained. It is the 5th leading cause of death in children aged 1-4 years in the United States. Cairo would have turned 3 years old this year on November 15th. To honor his birthday I am having a fundraiser for the non-profit organization SUDC Foundation. SUDC has been providing the resources my family needs during this difficult transition in our lives. I will be accepting unwrapped toys/books to donate for children in need. Used toys are accepted as long as their in very good condition. Please help me honor my son’s short time on earth by bringing smiles to other children’s faces. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about SUDC Foundation below. The Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Foundation (SUDC) mission is to promote awareness, advocate for research, and support those affected by sudden unexpected or unexplained death in childhood. #sudc #sudcawareness #childloss #childlossawareness #childlosssurvivor #childlosssupport #toydrive #toydrive2018 #fundraiserevent #fundraiser #sudcfundraiser #longislandtoydrive #nytoydrive #farmingdaleny #tristatearea #nyctoydrive #memorialfundraiser #birthdayfundraiser #inhonorof #inlovingmemoryof #inlovingmemory #inlovingmemoryofcairobrown #cairoforever

Shanet
(@authorshanet)

2018-11-05 02:48:21

On July 27th, 2018 my 2nd born son Cairo Brown passed away suddenly in his sleep. His death was ruled undetermined. This is classified as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). It effects children between the ages of 1 to 18 years old. These children our angels even after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy death remains unexplained. It is the 5th leading cause of death in children aged 1-4 years in the United States. Cairo would have turned 3 years old this year on November 15th. To honor his birthday I am having a fundraiser for the non-profit organization SUDC Foundation. SUDC has been providing the resources my family needs during this difficult transition in our lives. I will be accepting unwrapped toys/books to donate for children in need. Used toys are accepted as long their in very good condition. Please help me honor my son’s short time on earth by bringing smiles to other children’s faces. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about SUDC Foundation below. The Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Foundation (SUDC) mission is to promote awareness, advocate for research, and support those affected by sudden unexpected or unexplained death in childhood. #sudc #sudcawareness #childloss #childlossawareness #childlosssurvivor #childlosssupport #toydrive #toydrive2018 #fundraiserevent #fundraiser #sudcfundraiser #longislandtoydrive #nytoydrive #farmingdaleny #tristatearea #nyctoydrive #memorialfundraiser #birthdayfundraiser #inhonorof #inlovingmemoryof #inlovingmemory #inlovingmemoryofcairobrown #cairoforever

Shanet
(@authorshanet)

2018-11-04 06:21:16

Cairo would have turned 3 on November 15th. To honor his birthday I am having a fundraiser for the non-profit organization #sudc Foundation as well as collecting toys to give to children in need. I appreciate all the support 💙 #toydrive #cairoforever #toydrive2018 #inlovingmemoryofcairobrown #inlovingmemory #memorial #memorialbirthday #birthdaymemorial #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #sudcawareness #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #givingbackfeelsgood

It's Shanet
(@ms.nettybby)

2018-11-03 17:21:13

Cairo would have turned 3 on November 15th. To honor his birthday I am having a fundraiser for the non-profit organization #sudc Foundation as well as collecting toys to give to children in need. I appreciate all the support 💙 #toydrive #cairoforever #toydrive2018 #inlovingmemoryofcairobrown #inlovingmemory #memorial #memorialbirthday #birthdaymemorial #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #sudcawareness #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #givingbackfeelsgood

Eating 4 Ezra
(@eating4ezra)

2018-11-03 11:13:35

The things I do for this boy!! 😳😳 Love you Ezra! #sudcawareness #noonewalksalone Abilene tune into KTAB news at 6 & 10 tonight 👍

The things I do for this boy! 😳😳 Love you Ezra #sudcawareness #noonewalksalone

Shanet
(@authorshanet)

2018-11-03 09:59:14

Crying tears such a beautiful book 😢💜💜 #motherofallmothers #cairoforever 👼🏾💙💙#breavement #childloss #childlosssupport #childlossawareness #childlosssurvivor #sudcawareness

It's Shanet
(@ms.nettybby)

2018-11-03 09:56:47

Crying tears such a beautiful book 😢💜💜 #motherofallmothers #cairoforever 👼🏾💙💙#breavement #childloss #childlosssupport #childlossawareness #childlosssurvivor #sudcawareness

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-30 09:33:22

Spending our last day in Naples spreading a little Conor love! We left a toy on a kids ride, left money for another ride and pre-paid for the next 4 people to get ice cream. We did make a stop for ice cream for ourselves too! #kissesforconor #sudcawareness

A special weekend spent with our tribe of fellow SUDC families remembering and loving all our children gone too soon ❤️ #sudcawareness #viviennesjoy

Laura Dozier
(@lauradozier)

2018-10-28 08:54:53

This is the friend I never wanted to have. The friend that gets me in a way, thankfully, most can’t. This is the friend I’ve talked to on the phone for countless hours, saying things I never in a million years thought would be my life. This is the friend that I hadn’t met until Thursday morning in the Ft Myers airport on our way to the SUDC retreat. This is my friend, Karen. This is life after loss. #sudc #sudcawareness #rememberingnorahandslade #faithhopelove

Antipasto for the team at Ace Automotive who always go above and beyond for me when I have car issues and baked goodies for our friends ! ❤️❤️ #kissesforconor #sudcawareness

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-26 09:25:06

On a day full of sadness and tears, we cherished these memories of Conor’s laugh and giggles. We thank everyone for their kind messages and support. We loved seeing pictures of everyone in their Conor shirts and the acts of kindness that people shared. We hope you will continue to do acts of kindness in Conor’s name. We finalized our Halloween buckets for children at Yale Children’s Hospital. We thank Stop and Shop for their donations of toiletries for the parent bags, @commerceparkdental for the toothbrushes and coloring sheets for the kids and the children of Learning Springs @es0629 school for making Halloween cards for the kids. We are on our way to Florida now for an SUDC family retreat to spend time with other bereaved families. We are happy to see these people who have been such a tremendous support for us but sad for the reason that brings us together. Yesterday At the cemetery Tessa told Conor that she was sorry we didn’t plan the trip while he was still here with us. It broke my broken heart even more but I know he will be with us and we think all the SUDC angels will be happy to see their parents and siblings together. Conor it is impossible for me to put into words how much we miss you and love you. You are loved by so many even those who never met you. Sending endless kisses to heaven to you 💕#kissesforconor #sudcawareness

Kiddos wanted to give away balloons again this year for their act of kindness and save the last one for Conor 💚💜🧡💛💙 #kissesforconor , kissesforconor.com , #sudcawareness , SUDC.org

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-24 16:41:38

Water bottles set up at the YMCA with our flyer and cards for people to pass on the kindness! We were also the recipient of an act of kindness. It was great to come home after a long day to dinner dropped off to us! #kissesforconor #sudcawareness

#kissesforconor , kissesforconor.com , SUDC.org #sudcawareness

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-24 06:17:47

Conor’s favorite color was pink so today we brought pink flowers to the staff at Tutor Time who have shown all our children so much love and are always eager to participate in our efforts to honor Conor’s memory. We love that Tessa and Isabelle are in a place where Conor’s name is spoken and his memory is cherished. We love walking past the board of Conor’s pictures every morning! We know your days are long and exhausting but we want to let you know you are appreciated! #kissesforconor #sudcawareness

I’m the lucky one who got to read and talk about kindness to some very sweet first graders. I was inspired by my friend Abby and her daughter Grace on their post showing all the kind notes they wrote for people. I asked this class to write something kind on sticky notes and put it up in the back of the class. It was pretty. darn. cute ❤️❤️ #kissesforconor , kissesforconor.com , SUDC.org #sudcawareness

KISSES FOR CONOR On October 25, 2016, my sweet, happy, and healthy young cousin, Conor Bowen, passed away in his sleep at the tender age of 17 months old. His cause of death was undetermined and eventually his family came in contact with the SUDC Foundation. SUDC is the sudden and unexplained death of a child one year of age or older. It effects approximately 400 children each year. SUDC is the 5th leading category of death in children ages 1-4, and yet there is little awareness of it and no federal funding has been devoted into research to find a cause. In an effort to raise awareness and honor Conor, his family is asking people to perform acts of kindness in Conor’s name. It is asked that you give the Kisses for Conor card to the recipient of your act of kindness and post a picture or a description of what you did on our Kisses for Conor facebook page or post it on your social media with #kissesforconor and #sudcawareness. To print your own cards or learn more, please visit: www.kissesforconor.com Some ideas: -Pay for someone’s coffee -Leave baked goods on a neighbor’s steps -Donate clothes or food. Donate blood. -Volunteer at a soup kitchen or another community organization -Leave a children’s book with the cashier to surprise the next customer or leave it at a playground

KISSES FOR CONOR On October 25, 2016, my sweet, happy, and healthy young cousin, Conor Bowen, passed away in his sleep at the tender age of 17 months old. His cause of death was undetermined and eventually his family came in contact with the SUDC Foundation. SUDC is the sudden and unexplained death of a child one year of age or older. It effects approximately 400 children each year. SUDC is the 5th leading category of death in children ages 1-4, and yet there is little awareness of it and no federal funding has been devoted into research to find a cause. In an effort to raise awareness and honor Conor, his family is asking people to perform acts of kindness in Conor’s name. It is asked that you give the Kisses for Conor card to the recipient of your act of kindness and post a picture or a description of what you did on our Kisses for Conor facebook page or post it on your social media with #kissesforconor and #sudcawareness. To print your own cards or learn more, please visit: www.kissesforconor.com Some ideas: -Pay for someone’s coffee -Leave baked goods on a neighbor’s steps -Donate clothes or food. Donate blood. -Volunteer at a soup kitchen or another community organization -Leave a children’s book with the cashier to surprise the next customer or leave it at a playground

KISSES FOR CONOR On October 25, 2016, my sweet, happy, and healthy young cousin, Conor Bowen, passed away in his sleep at the tender age of 17 months old. His cause of death was undetermined and eventually his family came in contact with the SUDC Foundation. SUDC is the sudden and unexplained death of a child one year of age or older. It effects approximately 400 children each year. SUDC is the 5th leading category of death in children ages 1-4, and yet there is little awareness of it and no federal funding has been devoted into research to find a cause. In an effort to raise awareness and honor Conor, his family is asking people toperform acts of kindness in Conor’s name. It is asked that you give the Kisses for Conor card to the recipient of your act of kindness and post a picture or a description of what you did on our Kisses for Conor facebook page or post it on your social media with #kissesforconor and #sudcawareness. To print your own cards or learn more, please visit: www.kissesforconor.com Some ideas: -Pay for someone’s coffee -Leave baked goods on a neighbor’s steps -Donate clothes or food. Donate blood. -Volunteer at a soup kitchen or another community organization -Leave a children’s book with the cashier to surprise the next customer or leave it at a playground

KISSES FOR CONOR On October 25, 2016, my sweet, happy, and healthy young cousin, Conor Bowen, passed away in his sleep at the tender age of 17 months old. His cause of death was undetermined and eventually his family came in contact with the SUDC Foundation. SUDC is the sudden and unexplained death of a child one year of age or older. It effects approximately 400 children each year. SUDC is the 5th leading category of death in children ages 1-4, and yet there is little awareness of it and no federal funding has been devoted into research to find a cause. In an effort to raise awareness and honor Conor, his family is asking people to perform acts of kindness in Conor’s name. It is asked that you give the Kisses for Conor card to the recipient of your act of kindness and post a picture or a description of what you did on our Kisses for Conor facebook page or post it on your social media with #kissesforconor and #sudcawareness. To print your own cards or learn more, please visit: www.kissesforconor.com Some ideas: -Pay for someone’s coffee -Leave baked goods on a neighbor’s steps -Donate clothes or food. Donate blood. -Volunteer at a soup kitchen or another community organization -Leave a children’s book with the cashier to surprise the next customer or leave it at a playground

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-22 17:37:19

One of my favorite videos of Conor. It was taken 2 weeks before he passed away. Every time I make eggs I think of this video. He was talking so much and was just so full of love, always smiling. As we approach the 2 year anniversary of Conor passing, share that love by doing an act or acts of kindness in his name and share with us #kissesforconor #sudcawareness and on our Facebook page. You can print cards through the link in bio.

Day 1 of spreading kindness by reading to the kindergarteners at school and promoting them as “Cool Kind Kid Challengers.” Asking them if they are all tough and cool enough to be a kind kid... they all passed with flying colors. Off to first grade tomorrow ❤️☺️#kissesforconor , kissesforconor.com, #sudcawareness, SUDC.org

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-22 09:20:31

To start our Kindness week, I’ve left some Halloween stickers, stamps and pencils in my office waiting room with some extra cards for people to pass on the kindness! And all set up in front of our SUDC information board. Conor we love that you are continuing to make everyone smile every day 💕 #kissesforconor #sudcawareness

October 25 will mark the 2nd year since sweet Conor's passing and his family will once again be doing acts of kindness in his honor. As we did last year, we are asking people to do acts of kindness this week (October 22-31) and share on social media using #kissesforconor and #sudcawareness and/or share on Kisses for Conor FB page. Look for the flyers and kindness cards at the church entrances and thank you for helping keep Conor’s memory alive! #pbpmilford

Laura Dozier
(@lauradozier)

2018-10-22 05:25:20

#repost @sladedozierfoundation with @get_repost ・・・ Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to the 3rd annual #fish4slade * Stay tuned for fishing pictures and more fun from the event * 📸: @svdalton - if she weren’t such a wonderful NP and educator I would say she missed her calling as a photographer. * #sudc #sudcawareness

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to the 3rd annual #fish4slade * Stay tuned for fishing pictures and more fun from the event * 📸: @svdalton - if she weren’t such a wonderful NP and educator I would say she missed her calling as a photographer. * #sudc #sudcawareness

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-21 20:43:20

Kicked off Kisses for Conor Kindness week making Halloween buckets for children in the hospital on Halloween. Buckets are filled with stickers and crafts for the children to do. Please help us share Conor’s loving spirit this week by performing acts of kindness no matter how small! Conor made someone smile every day of his 17 months of life. Let’s spread his love! Be sure to share your acts of kindness with us with #kissesforconor #sudcawareness and on our Facebook page. To print cards and flyers choose the link in my bio. Conor, we love and miss you more than words 💕

This week is the Angelversary of Conor 💙 and I’m focusing on acts of kindness. I tried making brownies but that was a fail (I blame my oven, I followed the directions). So when I was out I saw these pretty flowers and wanted to share these with some awesome moms to brighten their day. I wish I could have bought hundreds of flowers to give out . Hope you all have a great start to your week tomorrow . Kissesforconor.com #kissesforconor #sudcawareness, sudc.org

Eating 4 Ezra
(@eating4ezra)

2018-10-21 11:52:30

Gulp. 😳 Sometimes it’s harder to be transparent than others. Today is one of those days. We recorded a video of our story. (Link in profile) Two hours of video sliced down to 6 minutes. Listening to my kids tell their story of March 1st was excruciating for me. I just assumed they saw and processed the same things I did because we were together. But NO, they remember different things in AMAZING detail. It broke my heart that I never asked them. But thankful to know now. We don’t want ANYONE to ever walk this path. If they have to walk it, they should NOT be alone. Please share our story. Not for us, but so that it might help someone...now or in the future. Thank you all. 💔 #telltheworld #missyoue #sudcawareness

Pearls for a good cause Saturday night. #sudc (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) needs to be explained...support the #sladedozierfoundation in helping to find an answer. #sudc #sudcawareness #sladedozierfishingtournament

Laura Dozier
(@lauradozier)

2018-10-20 10:37:38

Coming together. #fish4slade #sudc #sudcawareness

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-20 07:28:59

Some more inspiration for next week’s Kindness for Conor week. Some great ideas from last year were leaving flowers with positive messages in the bathroom for someone to find, leaving a treat for the mailman in the mailbox, donating books to libraries and schools, volunteering at a Ronald McDonald House, donating hair and writing a kind letter to a stranger through “The World Needs More Love Letters” and handing out care packages with toiletries to homeless people. Spend a day or the whole week with us spreading the kindness and love Conor embodied every day. I guarantee not only will you make someone else smile but you will also be smiling! And I know a special little boy will be blowing kisses to you from heaven. Remember to share with us by posting with #kissesforconor #sudcawareness and on our Facebook page. We love and miss you every second of every day Conor 💕

Love and miss you Conor 💔💙💛💛🧡💙💚. Kissesforconor.com, #sudcawareness , sudc.org

October 25 will mark the 2nd year since sweet Conor's passing and his family will once again be doing acts of kindness in his honor. As we did last year, we are asking people to do acts of kindness from October 22-31 and share on social media using #kissesforconor and #sudcawareness and/or share on Kisses for Conor Facebook page. Look for the flyers and kindness cards at the church entrances and thank you for helping keep Conor’s memory alive! #pbpmilford

IHA alumna, Erin Shamroth Bowen’97, a pediatrician and mother of three, is spreading awareness about a topic very close to her heart: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). Erin’s healthy and happy 17-month-old son, Conor, passed away on October 25, 2016 during a nap. As his cause of death was undetermined, it led to the Bowen Family to learn about SUDC and the SUDC Foundation. To honor Conor as we approach the second anniversary of his passing, we ask that you perform Acts of Kindness the week of Oct. 22-28. Use #kissesforconor and #sudcawareness when you share your Act of Kindness on social media. Read the Bowen’s full story on www.ihanj.com. #ihanj #ihaalumnae #sudc #actsofkindness #sudcfoundation

Oliver's Wish
(@oliverswish)

2018-10-20 00:44:28

The Oliver’s Wish Foundation invites you to join Oliver’s Army for our first ‘Marathon in a Month’ challenge this November! In support of SUDC UK and to celebrate Oliver’s 5th birthday on November 30th we are challenging you to complete 26.2 miles of running, jogging or walking over the month! Please let us know if you will take up the challenge, spread the word on social media using #runningforoliver and keep us posted on your progress! With your help we hope to raise much needed funds for this amazing charity. Once you complete the task and post your miles on Facebook or Instagram we will send you a link and would like to ask for a donation of £20 to SUDC UK. You will then be sent one of the amazing medals we have designed to celebrate your awesomeness for all time! SUDC UK is a charity dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). It also funds research to better understand and prevent these tragedies. The sudden unexplained death of a child is one of the most under-recognised medical tragedies of our time. . . #oliversarmy #oliverswish #runningforoliver #marathoninamonth #charity #charityrun #charitywalk #sudc #sudcuk #sudchallenge2018 #sudcawareness #childloss #memorywalk #memoryrun #runchallenge #walkchallenge

Erin Shamroth
(@eshamroth)

2018-10-16 06:46:34

These pictures were from the few weeks before Conor passed away 2 years ago. Next week, October 25, it will be 2 years since Conor left us. It seems unfathomable that it has been that long since we heard his laugh, cuddled with him and watched him and Tessa playing together. For next week through the end of October we will be asking everyone to join us in remembering Conor and his endless love by performing acts of kindness and sharing them on your social media with #kissesforconor #sudcawareness and on our Facebook page. You can print your Conor kindness cards from our website kissesforconor.com/kisses-for-conor. Link in bio. There is also a flyer you can hang at your work, library or local businesses with a stack of cards to encourage others to participate. Remember it does not need to be big just kind! Buy a cup of coffee for someone behind you in line. Give a stranger a flower. Bake for a neighbor. Leave a children’s book in a okay area for a child to find. Send a letter or card to someone. I’ll be posting some fun ideas that people did last year over the next few days to give you ideas. And of course if you have one, wear your Conor shirts next week especially on October 25. Thank you to everyone for helping me keep Conor’s memory alive. Conor made everyone who ever met him happy—let’s spread that contagious joy he had!

💫International Wave of Lights - October 15 7:00PM Please light a candle tonight to remember Vivienne and all children gone too soon. 🕯 To raise awareness of SUDC and to continue to remember these sweet children I invite you to light a candle tonight and participate in the Wave of Lights for our sweet daughter Vivienne and all the other children who you hold dear for yourself or friends in your heart. #saytheirname #internationalwaveoflights #sudcawareness #viviennesjoy

💫International Wave of Lights - October 15 7:00PM Please light a candle tonight to remember Vivienne and all children gone too soon. 🕯 To raise awareness of SUDC and to continue to remember these sweet children I invite you to light a candle tonight and participate in the Wave of Lights for our sweet daughter Vivienne and all the other children who you hold dear for yourself or friends in your heart. #saytheirname #internationalwaveoflights #sudcawareness #viviennesjoy