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October is SIDS Awareness Month

About this design:

These bracelets are made to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)and to raise funds for that purpose and for SIDS families who need help financially with funeral expenses, etc. It was inspired, sadly, by the loss of our granddaughter in January 2005. She was the rose of our hearts. I put these in the design gallery simply to remind everyone everywhere that SIDS does still exist and there is still no prediction, prevention, or cure. There are possible risk reducers and I recommend every one - but nothing prevents SIDS. I know far too many families who followed every recommendation and still lost their babies. More than anything, I want SIDS to be just a bad memory by the time our other granddaughters grow up and have their children. Thanks for your time in reading this.


The components are light blue and light pink beads, various lampwork beads with a pink rose, some fimo roses, and metal complements.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Kathryn, my heart breaks for the loss you and your family have endured. I can not imagine anything worse than losing a baby. This is a wonderful cause you have taken up — to make others aware and/or keep this in the forefront until no other precious little ones are lost in this tragic way. My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Thank you, Lynn. Prayers are always very needed and appreciated!

  3. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I was so touched to read what you wrote. Some members of our family have lost babies… a preemie, and some miscarriages. It is such a terribly sad loss, and your family has my sincere sympathy.
    You always wonder what that child’s life would have been, what their gifts would have been. And birthdays are really hard, when the child is gone.
    Thank you for you efforts to help with this issue.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    What a heartbreaking loss. I hope if there are any new mothers or relatives of newborns reading this they take your advice to heart, and follow all the recommendations to help prevent another death. Like you said, the truly tragic part is that nobody knows for sure what causes SIDS. I wish your family peace, and the knowledge that it was not their actions that caused your granddaughter’s life to be so achingly short.

  5. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Thank you both Lori and Harriet. Your words mean a lot.

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