Woman loses son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, raises awareness
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome claims the lives of thousands of babies every year and is the number one cause of death for infants one to 12 months old.
SIDS is also sometimes referred to as “crib death” because most cases come about with no warning signs and the baby passes away while sleeping.
Candi Zappia lost her 16 month old son Jordan in August 2011 and wants to raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The Zappias held the second annual Jordan’s Ride today in Eagle where roughly 150 supporters showed up with their bikes to ride for the cause.
Several routes of different lengths allowed bikers of all ages to get involved.
Zappia now has a ten month old son, but dearly misses her first born Jordan.
“He was awesome,” Zappia said. “Just a really happy baby, very social- he’d go to anyone- had a great deep belly laugh that we just loved so much, and we’re just so grateful for the 16 months we had with him. “
The Zappias have met other families struggling with losing a child to SIDS and she says Jordan’s Ride gives them a chance to celebrate the lives of their children.
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For more tips on how to prevent SIDS Click Here.