Sunday, April 11, 2010


The Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Program (SUDC) was created in September 2001 within the CJ Foundation for SIDS. It is tasked with providing a centralized resource for information, support and advocacy. It serves families and professionals affected by the tragedy of SUDC, and promotes awareness of SUDC in communities.

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is… the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of twelve months, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted. This must include: examination of the death scene, performance of a complete autopsy, and a review of the child and family’s medical history. SUDC is a diagnosis of exclusion - given when all known and possible causes of death have been ruled out.

SUDC was determined to be our Kara's cause of death. Before Kara died, we had never heard of SUDC. We knew about SIDS, and breathed a 'sigh of relief' when Kara's first birthday passed, and she was thriving.  Little did we know that we would only have about 1 1/2 years left to enjoy our amazing, sweet, little girl. 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Until We Meet Again….

Our daughter, Kara Anne Lang went to be with God on December 26, 2009. We have no idea why, but we know she went peacefully in her sleep.  Our family misses her desperately, but we are comforted to know that Kara is in heaven having fun (as usual) watching over us. The two and a half years we spent with Kara, as parents, and sister, were the best we could ever imagine.  Although we wanted a lifetime with her, we were truly blessed by every moment we did share with her. Our faith in God, and our loving family and friends have helped tremendously during the past week since Kara became our angel, and that is what will continue to carry us as time moves on.

Yesterday was the memorial service for our Kara. The service was perfect and beautiful, just like she was to us.  We want to thank all of the people that helped so much to make it that way--you all are wonderful, and we appreciate your love and support. Life is fragile, and there are no guarantees when it comes to relationships. Please make every effort to cherish each moment you have with your children, families, and loved ones.  We certainly cherish our wonderful memories of Kara, and they will last forever.



Our beautiful angel, Kara Anne Lang.

(July 13, 2007 ~ December 26, 2009)