Because infantloss, and more specifically SIDS, is such a taboo subject, getting the spotlight for this more than worthy cause is often times a failed mission.
Make the World Remember is an event that is taking place now through the entire month of October.
The goal: Major media exposure.
As painful as it is to be bereaved; to know my son is in the ground; to have the images of his breathless, cold body flash everytime I close my eyes --- We must be heard.
We must expose every peice of our broken hearts in order that no other mother, father, family, suffers; so that no more babies die.
There currently is no known cause and therefore, no cure for SIDS.
SIDS takes the lives of aproximately 2,500 babies every YEAR.
That is 2,500 children who will never grow up.
That is 5,000 parents who no longer feel the ground beneath their feet.
That is 20,000 grandparents who hearts are torn; torn for their suffering children who cannot be blanketed from this sorrow; torn for their grandchild who has died for no known reason.
That is tens of thousands of sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends who shaken with sadness and tragedy.
Funding is needed for research. Without a cause, we will never have a cure.
Financial support is needed for families. When preparing for a baby, we often go broke buying diapers, onsies, cribsets... We don't put away money for funerals and headstones.
Emotional support for parents/families/friends, especially for SIDS, is rarely found. Most support groups, if there are any at all, that include SIDS are lumped together with other types of bereavement. SIDS deaths are sudden, without warning, and offer no explanation.
We need to find a cause. We need to find a cure.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Got Facebook? Go to our event and click on 'Attending' to show your support: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148886511869282
Write to the following media outlets, all of them, as many times as you have time for:
Dr. Phil: http://www.drphil.com/plug
Steve Wilkos: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 1-888-STEVE-07
Rachel Ray: showcomments@rachaelraysho
132 E. 43rd St.
PO Box 543
New York, NY 10017
The View: http://theview.abc.go.com/