Local mom shares story, raises SIDS awareness with new foundation
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On March 23, 2021, Kayla Borton delivered two healthy twin baby boys, Chase and Case, at Memorial Hospital. But after nearly 2 months, on May 12, the Borton family lost baby Case to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS.
SIDS is the unexplainable death, typically during sleep of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. Never in a million years did Kayla think it could happen to her until it was too late, but now, Case and his story lives on.
Borton started the ‘Just in Case Foundation,’ to raise awareness and save the lives of other babies in the process.
“It can happen to anyone like I am a good mom, I do everything by the book, and I still lost a baby to SIDS,” says Borton. “People do not think about SIDS because you do not think that it can ever happen to you, but it can, and you got to be prepared.”
Parents should discuss concerns with their personal doctor before making decisions based on one's particular situation.
Further information about the Foundation can be found here.