Friday, August 26, 2011

Holton's Drive for SIDS

Tomorrow is a big day! We are participating in a golf tournament benefiting SIDS. Throughout my SIDS journey, I have been blessed with meeting many new wonderful people. Many of these people all have their story to tell, some families a SIDS story.

I met Kathy and her family about 5 months ago. I was given her information through my pediatrician and was told that she's a SIDS survivor. Our initial conversation was over the phone, about 2 hours long. Her sweet 2nd born, Holton, was taken by SIDS during his normal morning nap. He was 5 months old. They decided in their pain to continue Holton's legacy and use his sweet life to save others. While this is their 5th annual SIDS tournament, it will be our first.

The golf tournament raises money through auction items and all proceeds go to First Candle and the SIDS alliance. Through our awful losses, all families are hopeful to find a cure for this silent killer.

A couple of Travis' buddies are playing in the tournament tomorrow. Travis, my mother in law, and I are volunteering to be of any assistance during and after the tournament. The golf tournament starts at 1, followed by a live and silent auction, and dinner catered in. It's sure to be a great event, a wonderful turnout, and a sweet day to remember the babies gone too soon.

In memory of our sweet Ainslee, hold 3 will be dedicated to her since she was 3 months old. I had the "hold sign" made for her and hopefully, she'll be proud to see that she is not forgotten. That her life is just beginning and as her mother, I am making sure to do everything in my power to keep her alive. Here is a picture of her hold sign for hole 3.

If you are interested in Holton's Drive for SIDS, would like to donate to the organization, or would just like to see what it's all about, you can check it out at the following:

Love and Miss you dearly Ainslee!


1 comment:

  1. What a great thing you are doing to help raise money and awareness, and also keep the memory alive of those precious little ones gone to Heaven far too soon! Your little Ainslee is so beautiful!