Children Over The Age Of 1 In The US Whose Lives Are Claimed By Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Each Year: 62

Comparison: Children Under The Age Of 1 In The US Whose Lives Are Claimed By Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Each Year: 2500

Chosen: Our son, Grant Shveima, died suddenly this year at the age of 15 months. After a complete coroner’s investigation, we were told that autopsy results were normal and that the cause of death was “undetermined.” Like SIDS, SUDC is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is more rare than SIDS and public awareness of SUDC is only now beginning to grow. The Skirball community rallied around us when we endured this heartbreaking loss and so I hope the installation can bring even greater awareness to these causes of death in our very youngest segments of the population.

Source: http://www.cjsids.com and http://www.sudc.org

Submitted By: Erik and Mia

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