Haddie was a bright-eyed 9-month old baby girl with the biggest toothy grin. She loved to laugh, cuddle, and bite (kiss) the people she loved most.
On June 2nd, 2015 Haddie fell asleep at daycare for her nap and she woke up in the arms of Jesus. Haddie’s death was unexpected and very sudden and has changed our family’s life forever.
Haddie suffocated on a thick, comforter-like, blanket that shouldn’t have been anywhere near her. Haddie had been napping for 3 hours. It was estimated that Haddie had been dead for an hour before she was checked on. Haddie loved to cuddle and that’s exactly what she was doing when she died. She didn’t know the blanket would kill her.
There are many Safe Sleep rules required by all licensed day cares that were violated this day. If they had been followed Haddie would still be alive today. We thought this tragedy would never happen to us, but our lives were changed forever in a blink of an eye.
Haddie’s Calling is a newly formed initiative that raises money to provide Safe Sleep sacks to families who need them. It is our mission that every child wakes up and that families do not experience this tragedy. The company Halo Sleep has come together with Haddie’s Calling and will be making sleep sacks in honor of Haddie. Please consider donating a monetary gift to help us meet the minimum order. We will also gladly accept new or gently used sleep sacks if you would like! All gifts are greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to Haddie’s Calling. You may send your check to 543 Graafschap Rd Holland, MI 49423. We have also set up a PayPal account for online donations.