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Shed Light on SIDS: Our Forever Bird™ Project

Shed Light on SIDS: Our Forever Bird™ Project

Carla and Baby Owen

We are making October's Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month count.

One of the most heartbreaking experiences with infant deaths is not having any explanation as to why your child stopped breathing. It's hard to find closure when your mind desperately seeks answers and understanding. Many parents are riddled with guilt as to what they could have done differently, going through a list of things they did or didn't do the day their precious child was found blue and breathless.

Each year in the United States, about 4,000 infants die suddenly of no immediately, obvious cause. About half of these Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) are due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of SUID and of all deaths among infants aged 1–12 months.

I remember one of the first people I found who offered sympathy and understanding during my first pregnancy loss while in Business School. She had also gone through it, but multiple times, and had ended up with two adorable boys by that point in time. I was heartbroken to learn she had a third baby boy named Owen who passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at only five months old. No explanation. Just gone. You can read more about Owen's story here.

I believe parents deserve answers. They deserve closure and hope that one day these horrific experiences will never happen to another mother or father, grandmother or grandfather, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, friend or family member. Since I created our Forever Bird™ line of glass hummingbird ornaments as a way to bring sunshine or brightness to someone's life through a simple gesture of kindness, we will be using these symbols of beauty and resilience to raise awareness for SIDS this month.

Help us honor Owen and the 4,000 plus infants who are lost each year before the age of one to SIDS. Help us shed light on SIDS so that there are answers to so many grieving parents' questions and hope that no parent will ever face this type of heartbreak again.

$15 of each Forever Bird™ gifted will be donated to the CJ Foundation for SIDS over the month of October. If you know someone who has lost a sweet little one far too early, please consider sending a Forever Bird™ their way with a reminder that we will not forget and we will one day find an answer to help bring closure to their aching hearts. I have sent these treasures as thank you gifts, something sweet to honor a birthday, and just because I wanted a friend to know I am thinking of them and appreciate them. They are not just about loss. They are about celebrating life and the ones we love.

Thank you for being a part of this movement of kindness. May we always remember these amazing little ones with celebration in our hearts and joy that they will be held once again by those that cherish them the most.

Please help us spread the message, raise awareness, and pay it forward for families that need answers and hope for a less tragic tomorrow.

Click to Purchase a Forever Bird 

{$15 will be donated directly to a current SIDS Research Project}

Each Forever Bird™ Comes with Gift Packaging and a Personalized Card 


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