"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit"
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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July 2, 2008 - November 2, 2008
After 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.
April 9, 2009 - May 17, 2009
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.
May 20, 2008 - December 18, 2008
Blue. 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."
November 14, 2007 - March 3, 2008
When 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.
August 1, 2008 - November 13, 2008
Below 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.
February 12, 2009 - June 17, 2009
Noah 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.”
October 7, 2008 - January 23, 2009
From 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.
When 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!"