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June 11, 2010

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June 11, 2010

My sweet daughter, Avery died on July 12, 2007. She was my second daughter and the one to complete our family. After her death I knew my survival for the sake of my older daughter meant finding somebody to talk to since family and friends just can't understand. I am married but my husband is the silent type. I made the initial contact with SIDS Resources since there is no service like this closer to me. A staff member came to my home along with materials for our whole family including teenage cousins and she invited me to attend group support meetings. I was very hesitant, but then very glad I went once there. I didn't just get support, but made new friends. Friends who DO understand. After going to a couple of meetings we did find out my baby did not die from SIDS, but from suffocation at the babysitters house. This didn't matter to my new friends. To them it was still a sudden loss of an infant...my Avery. I can't imagine how I would have made it through those first six months after her death and then been able to go on to have more children if it wasn't for SIDS Resources. Thank you all so much for everything you do for families like us. I wish there wasn't a reason for an organization like this but I'm sure glad there is one.

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This organization helped me to feel like I am capable of going on after the loss of my child.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many more families in the way they helped mine and my friends and raise awareness of the risks of SIDS.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 11, 2010

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June 11, 2010

June 5, 2008 the lives of my family were forever changed. Our son, Logan died of SIDS at our daycare provider's home. We were thrown into a world of grief, confusion, and saddness. We received a phone call and note from the SIDS Resources Coordinator. Two weeks later, she made an in-home visit and explained how they would help us in our journey of grief. We were introduced as strangers but found a new family to love and care for us through a very dark time in our life. They also provided a book of stories and testimonials from families, who had experienced the same. SIDS Resources Community embraced us and took away some of the loneliness that we experienced. This is an amazing organization and as long as babies die of SIDS, this organization needs and must continue.

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I have absolutely personally been touched by this organization.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 2, 2010

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June 2, 2010

Tell your story here and help others understand this charity In the days and weeks following the death of our daughter, we received a lot of support from SIDS Resources, support that helped us get through some tough times.

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the support I received following the sudden death of my daughter, Ava in April 2009.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 2, 2010

Our son, Carl Matthew Tamburrino, died in 1992 at three weeks of age. They told us at that time he died of SIDS. I received supportive services, a newsletter with helps on dealing with this type of loss, as well as support through telephone calls and contacts, when I needed to talk to someone. Later on I did some volunteer works as a Peer Contact, where I listened to and shared with parents who had had babies die in the recent past. I feel it so important that there be someone who will listen to these parents going through the death of their child, assure them that they are going through normal reaction to tremendous loss. About 4 years ago, I began actually working part time in the area, covering the mostly rural area of southern Missouri that I live in. I also still volunteer. I am currently doing risk reduction education, with both professionals and parents and future parents, as we now know that many of the cases of sudden deaths of infants can be prevented by following Safe Sleep rules. I also work with parent who have had a baby die suddenly and unexpectedly. All of this work is partly a give back of the help that I was given initially and a way of hopefully reducing the number of babies dying of these causes. I do it all in honor of my infant son, Carl who died 18 years ago.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By having contact with other who had had this experience, I was able to realize that what I was going through was normal. More recently as I have been able to assist others, it helps me as I am able to bring something good from a terrible experience.

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Find more money to expand our program & hire more staff. We do a great amount of work with a limited staff & budget. By reaching more people, we could potentially lower the rates of deaths that are currently occurring and better serve those with losses.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the amazing support that I received as a client, as a volunteer, and now as a part time employee and part time volunteer.C

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring, wonderful people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

we could do so much more than we are doing. We could actually serve the whole state of Missouri in an aggressive way, spreading the message of Safe Sleep for Babies, and we could do a much better job of serving bereaved parents who are out there.

Ways to make it better...

There isn't much I would change, but when my son died if the worker had had more time, I feel that the support I received would have been better. They did a fantastic job on the budget they had.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of money. We can't hire the staff we would like to have and do the program that would be possible if we had the money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a very giving organization. They do a wonderful job with what they have.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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