WEST ORANGE, NJ - On 18 August 2018, long time musicians Ray Andersen and Lee Scott Howard performed the heartfelt song “I Think About You (Song for Vienna)” at McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange, NJ. The words were written by Holmdel's Denise Wunderler (Vienna’s mommy), and Ray Andersen wrote the music. Their magical performance captivated the crowd that night.
The song speaks from the heart of a grieving mom attempting to cope with the loss of her 2 year old daughter, who died after falling asleep, in November 2017, of no known cause—SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood).
SUDC is a category of death in children/adolescents/teenagers, ages 1-18, which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy. At this time, researchers do not know what causes SUDC, how to predict it, or how to prevent it. There is no public funding for SUDC research currently, and research is crucial to figure out this medical mystery.
The SUDC Registry and Research Collaborative, based out of NYU Langone Health, is spearheading this effort through private donations. This research study is under the direction of world-renowned physician and researcher Dr. Orrin Devinsky.
Join Together: According to Wunderler:
"We will be walking 3 Miles in Long Branch on the boardwalk on Sunday, September 9, at 7:30 AM. There will be a short meditation session and butterfly release before the walk, remembering all those no longer with us. Arrive by 6:30 AM if possible.
This is a fundraiser to benefit Stephys Place in Red Bank, which is where families go for free grief meetings and meditation to cope with loss.
The link below is a direct link to sign up for our team. Registration is $50.
$50 is your donation if you decide to sign up. Kids do not need to register."
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