Petition for Iowa State SIDS Rememberence & Awareness Day - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Iowa Govenor Jerry Brandstad
- United States of America
My son was born on May 4th, 1983 and he died on July 10th, 1983. He died of SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. I was a young Mother and Wife and this was my only child. That was 32 years ago, and I never had another child. I missed all the years and memories of him growing up. I still remember and love him always. For all of those who have experienced such a great loss or know someone who has, then I know they can relate.
Back in 1983, my ex-husband and I met with Governor Terry Branstad. He presented me with a certificate and declared that day to be SIDS Day, but somehow it never actually got put on the books.
Let’s create not only a day of Remembrance but also a day of Awareness for this terrible disease. Many young Mothers and Fathers don’t know about this disease and the tips to help to prevent it. The medical profession has made advances in the area of SIDs. They understand it much more than they did at one time and while there is no cure, there are tips on how to help prevent this terrible disease from taking other precious, young lives.
For all those affected, we will not know the love of this child and will always experience that loss in our lives. We should honor all those who have lost their precious babies to this terrible disease and create awareness for others. Awareness, Knowledge and Remembrance should be recognized on this special day.
Please sign the petition for a Declaration of Proclamation Coordination for an Official SIDS day to be set for July 10th of each year, in the state of Iowa.
We, the people ask that the State of Iowa, and Governor Terry Branstad to declare July 10th of each year, as official SIDS Awareness Day.
Please sign this Petition for a Declaration of Proclamation Coordination for an Official SIDS day.
The Petition for Iowa State SIDS Rememberence & Awareness Day - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome petition to Iowa Govenor Jerry Brandstad was written by Kim Pett and is in the category Health at GoPetition.