Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SIDS Bracelet - For Max and all SIDS babies

From the website: "SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the leading cause of death among infants between ages 
1-12 months. It is defined as the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of clinical history. Generally what happens is that parents go in to check on their sleeping child to find them no longer breathing, even though the child had been extremely healthy. The only thing doctors know to say is simply between one heart beat to the next, their heart just stopped. At this time there is no known cause of SIDS, and therefore it cannot be 100% prevented. However, there are many ways to help reduce the risk of SIDS. The proceeds will go towards the American SIDS Institute."

How nice of Bands For Arms to create a SIDS bracelet in memory of my baby bro. Max's birthday was today, and he would have been 17 years old.

The bracelet simply says "SIDS" and "SAVE THE BABIES". As always, the bracelet is made from a recycled military uniform. As they stated above, the proceeds will go to the American SIDS Institute.

Happy Birthday Max. Wish you were here.