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Government Funding For SUDC (sudden unexpected death in children)

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More then 445 children a year from the ages of 12 months to 17 years are passing away unexpectedly and yet we aren't funding research to find out why. 

My son passed away October 28th, 2017 at the age of 16 months and there is no explanation. After he passed away I got into contact with the SUDC foundation who told me all these wonderful services they offer and through them I found out that research for SUDC isn't government funded. Why? I don't believe any parent should wake up to their baby gone. We have the money to find out why it's happening. It's not just happening in America. Children and babies all over the world pass away unexpectedly and I believe we can try much harder then we are now to figure out why and what causes it. Please, I hope whoever is reading this it gets through to you.

Researchers involved with the study, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica, found that infants who die from SIDS and SUDC often have low levels of an important brain protein that is thought to play a significant role in sleep arousal. It's believed that some children who die from sudden infant death syndrome did not have enough orexin, a brain protein that helps manage wakefulness and that would alert them to wake up should their oxygen intake be compromised due to rolling over or sleeping facedown. There are 2k deaths per year ruled to be sids and 1 in 4 deaths of 100,000 live births are ruled SUDC. And that is only the United States. Imagine the total number world wide.

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