Sunday, May 23, 2010

One of the most amazing days of my life...

Yesterday, I was blessed to co-host an amazing event with my dear friend Victoria. The Tallahassee SIDS Stomp. A friend of ours lost their 6 week little boy to SIDS. By definition, the unexpected sudden death of a child under the age of one, in which an autopsy does not have any way to explain this death. While there are speculations, precautions, and research suggesting what to do and what not to do, there is no answer, no cure, no guaranteed prevention. The Richardson family has been so strong through this, and maybe because I have very little emotional regulation, and cry without warning or control, I have had to be hugged and loved on from the parents who lost their child. I tear up about this as I write. I have made life long friends in this process, have been inspired, and have helped to raise money to donate to the SIDS Institute, so that we may become closer to finding a reason.... finding a cure.

I will post again, with personal pictures, and the dollar amount raised for the SIDS Institute. I am so happy to have been a part of this, and thank each and every one of you who came out, volunteered, donated, and the list is endless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Amanda Broadfoot said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing ... I can't imagine the pain your friends, and others who have lost children, have gone through. I'm sure nothing is as healing to them as the love and support of good friends and family.

I found your blog through your posts on MomsLikeMe Tallahassee and look forward to following your writing :-)

All the best,
Blogging for Billy at

Maureen said...

Thank you Amanda :) I will be reading yours as well.