Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) is the sudden death of an infant under a year of age where the reason for the death cannot be explained after a full medical examination or autopsy. Per the CDC, currently this type of death occurs in approximately 4,000 infants per year in the United States. In the state of NH there are around 20 infant deaths per year and in 2013, two of those were considered true SIDS with one of them being our Avé.
Even though this happens to infants, this affects thousands of people each year. It leaves an ever- lasting scar on the parents, siblings, grandparents, family members, and friends of the deceased child.
For more information from the CDC, please visit their website.