Loss, isolation, devastation and so many questions followed …
But, throughout this painful time, we were not alone. We were fortunate to have the support of Karl and Alex Waddell, Founders of River’s Gift.
In gratitude for their tireless dedication to raising funds for SIDS research and for their kind support services, my husband Jared and I have decided that we want Eloise’s memory to live on by supporting River’s Gift as much as they have supported us.
River’s Gift evolved from a simple pledge following the death of their son River to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in November 2011. This pledge was to Stamp Out SIDS and ensure that no other parent would endure the pain and suffering of the unexpected and unexplained loss of their precious child. River’s Gift is Australia’s solely SIDS focused charity, dedicated to funding world leading scientific research, providing safe sleep education and raising awareness of this devastating syndrome.