We remember, honor, and celebrate the lives of babies who have died of SIDS by sharing their stories here. These stories also tell of the babies' families' journeys from the birth of their child- to surviving the tragedy of SIDS- to walking in healing and restoration of hopes, dreams, and joy. May the lives of these precious babies and the courageous journeys of their parents continue to bring life, encouragement, hope, and healing to other grieving families.

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Emily Sha Martin

July 2, 2008 - November 2, 2008

Emily MartinAfter the death of their daughter, Emily, Steve and Jennifer Martin turned to the promises of the Bible to look for hope and healing, and what they found was a passion and desire to help other families who endure the death of child.

Jimmy Liam Marsh

April 9, 2009 - May 17, 2009

10 Jimmy Liam Marsh

Jimmy Marsh was only with his family for 5 weeks, but the impact he left will last a lifetime.

From reconciliation between Jimmy's estranged grandparents to strengthening the bonds between his mom and her mother-in-law, Jimmy's death has brought its own kind of healing for the family, despite the void he left behind in his parents' hearts.

"His death has brought so many blessings," his mother, BJ, says, "It sounds weird, but it's true. It has healed huge family wounds."

Even though he only lived with them a short time, Jimmy left behind sweet memories for his family.

"Nighttime was our quiet time -- just him and me. He'd squeak like a little mouse... it was the best sound ever," BJ remembers.

Keaton McCoy "Bubba" Huebner

May 20, 2008 - December 18, 2008

Keaton HuebnerBlue. That's what Keaton's family most remembers about him, from the brilliant blue of his eyes to the soft blue of baby blanket.

"Everyone would comment on his eyes," Keaton's mother, Vanessa, says. "They were such a unique blue that we couldn't even capture them in photos."

As much as his family loved him, Keaton also loved his family and wanted to be close to them. He and his daddy would sit together on the loveseat and watch baseball or football together. Dave, Keaton's father, would put his baseball hat on backwards on Keaton as the two cheered on their favorite teams.

Lillian Reese Thomas

November 14, 2007 - March 3, 2008

Lilly ThomasWhen Lilly received her first baby doll at Christmas with her cousin Bennett, who was born only a few days after Lilly, her parents couldn't have been happier.

Richard and Jennifer saw the beginning of what they thought would be a lifelong friendship between their daughter, Lilly, and her cousin. But just a few short months later, Lilly would be gone, taken by SIDS.

Her parents' dreams and hopes seemed shattered, but by holding on to their memories of Lilly, and allowing themselves to be held by their friends and family, they have moved forward, embracing the life they have.

Nathan Michael King

August 1, 2008 - November 13, 2008

Nathan KingBelow is a reflection from Brad and Laura King, Nathan's parents. After his death, they started the Nathan Michael King Foundation.

Our family’s story began on August 1, 2008. That morning, at 2:09 a.m., Nathan Michael King was born. He was perfect in every way. In the days following Nathan’s birth, we quickly adjusted to the new addition to our household and I fell in love with motherhood.

Noah Zane Turalba

February 12, 2009 - June 17, 2009

2 Noah Zane TuralbaNoah Zane Turalba was born February 12, 2009, to Erwin and April Turalba. He went home to be with Jesus on June 17, 2009. Noah lived a full four months, every day a delight to his Mommy and Daddy.

Noah was an attention getter; if shaking the bed didn’t wake either parent, he’d try scratching Daddy! Every morning, April says, “we’d wake up laughing at our son.”

Noah loved taking a bath with his Mommy and Daddy. “I think that made him feel safe,” believes April. He also discovered the fun in pulling the dogs’ tails! They must have loved Noah, too, because they just sat there and let him do it. With his mischievous little grin, “Noah must have thought it was the funniest thing ever,” says his Mommy.

William "Lamon" Thompson

October 7, 2008 - January 23, 2009

Lamon ThompsonFrom the day he was born, Lamon's grin captured his mother's heart. She loved the way he would look up at her with "the sweetest grin on his face" whenever she would pick him up. "I got that grin at 4:00 am on the morning he was lifted by our Heavenly Father to be in the Kingdom," Andrea, Lamon's mother, says.

Lamon and his daddyCoping with Lamon's death has been difficult for the baby's parents, Andrea and Vidal, as well as for his 18-year-old sister, Kristina.

"You have to take it one day at a time," Andrea says. "You have to be able to stand strong in whatever your faith is."

Zane Thomas Anderson

Zane and MommyWhen Zane was born June 30, 2006, the Andersons felt that life couldn't get any better. Cory and Amy Anderson now had two beautiful children––a boy and a girl.

 "I just wanted to hold him and cuddle him," Amy says. "I loved the middle of the night feedings because he would just be so calm and content. I would just stare at him and wonder why I was so lucky to have him!"

 While in the hospital, Amy decided to have a tubal ligation. She was turning 36 yeas old soon, they had their perfect family, and since she had to have a C-section with Zane, the process would be simple.

 Amy started back to work six weeks after Zane was born. Her mother went to Dallas to keep him at home until he was closer to 12 weeks old.