This is the day our world forever changed. Maeve was found unresponsive in her crib.
Before this day, Maeve lived with her parents, Kristen and David, and older brother Landon in a life spent surrounded by close family and friends. If you knew Maeve you knew her contagious smiles and happy-go-lucky demeanor. Most days she spent trying to keep up with her brother, while enjoying every minute of her family's preschool, outside playtime, drinking her chocolate milk with all the snacks, and howling with her daddy.
In August 2019, Maeve experienced her first febrile seizure. It was something that scared all of her loved ones but was quickly demoted to a condition she would eventually grow out of by the medical doctors. In October 2019, she experienced a second febrile seizure that advanced her care to a neurologist. Once again it was said to be a condition she would eventually grow out of as she matured.
Maeve was able to fight off several viruses from October to her death without experiencing any additional seizures.
The day before her death she had experienced a fever, was seen by a doctor, and the fever was able to be controlled with medication.
Three months after her passing the family received her autopsy with the result of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). SUDC means that they could not find a cause of death for Maeve thus not finding any evidence of a seizure or any other medical condition.
There is limited research on SUDC even though over approximately 400 children die of this in the United States each year.
Our mission is to inform the community about SUDC, and collect funds for research so SUDC will be eliminated. One child is too many.