Thank you for navigating to Team Vienna and considering being a part of this very touching and meaningful walk. Money raised from this event will be used to continue to provide free peer support groups for those suffering the loss of a loved one.
I go to Stephy's Place to cope with my deep grief of losing my sweet, healthy daughter Vienna on 11-12-17. She was almost 3 years old when she fell asleep on our family room carpet while watching TV and never woke up, in Holmdel, NJ. Despite my husband and I being physicians, shockingly we never heard of SUDC- Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, until this devastating tragedy happened to us. SUDC is a category of death in kids ages 1-18 years old, where there is no explanation for their death, after a thorough investigation- including autopsy, medical record review, and death scene investigation. In addition, Vienna's genetic studies did not reveal a cause of death.
Please help support Stephy's Place (in Red Bank, NJ) with us. It is an amazing place where we, as well as so many others, are attempting to survive and heal together, the best we can. I am so thankful for Sheila (Founder) and all her incredible staff! The place is filled with warmth, love, and friendship. You can feel it when you walk in. It is quite unique. Stephy's family, along with Sheila, the staff, volunteers, and those attending the meetings, are some of the most wonderful people I have ever met.
To learn more about Vienna and SUDC, please visit
TeamViennaSUDC.org. Thank you.