09/06/17 - WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) -- Every year, roughly 2,000 babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. One local family is turning their tragedy in to awareness and helping others.
The Nicho Foundation is named after a 6-week-old baby boy from West Valley who died from SIDS just 7 months ago. His family has made it their life mission to educate people on the leading cause of death among infants.
Taylor Snow, Mother, "I miss everything about Nicho. I miss kissing the bridge of his nose every morning. I miss waking up at 5 in the morning and him looking into my eyes."
Nicho came home, a seemingly healthy baby, but 6 weeks later he died in his sleep.
Baby Nicho died of SIDS commonly known as 'crib death' and happens most commonly among babies one month to 4 months old. There is no known cause.
Snow, "I think that's what drives us is to get those answers."
Regina Snow, Grandmother, "we are members of a special group. The cost of getting in is too high."
So Taylor Snow and her mother decided they needed to bring more awareness about SIDS and started the Nicho's cause foundation to educate families. They're hosting a walk this weekend. It's a fundraiser to provide families with baby monitors and the Owlet Smart Socks that monitor heart rate and oxygen levels.
Regina Snow, "our mission, our goal is everyone, everywhere to know about it. Be aware it is the leading cause of death in infants to one month to 1 year but no one talks about it."
Nicho's Cause Walk-a-thon will be held this Saturday, Sept. 9th at 10am.
Registration starts at 8am at the West Valley City Recreation Center.
5415 West 3100 South (centennial Park)
West Valley City
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