October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, first declared by Ronald Reagan on October 25, 1988. As a bereaved mother this campaign is one that is so important to me and also to the mission of The Little Fox. Our son, Toby, died on August 24, 2016 from SIDS. He was a beautiful, thriving, energetic boy with a smile that lit up our lives. He went down for an afternoon nap and never woke up. To honor his memory, our family is starting a foundation – The Little Fox – to provide assistance to other families, educate others on the journey of a bereaved family and about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Our family has partnered with Knox Blocks Foundation, another organization created in honor of a beautiful baby boy, Knox Owen, who also passed away from SIDS. Through this partnership, we are giving away ONE Owlet Smart Sock to provide piece of mind to a family while their baby sleeps.
For more information on the give-a-way, and to submit an application, please visit our website: https://ourhappyplaceandco.com/joy-for-toby/owlet-smart-sock-give-a-way/ or our Facebook Page: Joy for Toby Stern.
There are many ways to help us and other grieving families honor our babies throughout the month of October. Please take a moment to research ways to honor and support someone who has experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. No matter the size of your act, you are spreading awareness and showing you care. With 1 in 4 women affected by miscarriage, 1 in 160 babies who pass through stillbirth, and 1 in 2500 babies dying from SIDS, there is no doubt someone you know has been touched by pregnancy or infant loss.
Help us have a voice. Help grieving families honor their children.