HOLMDEL, NJ: Sweet, healthy Vienna Carly Savino, was only 2 and a half years old when she fell asleep while watching TV at home in Holmdel, NJ, on November 12, 2017, and tragically never woke up. Today, sadly marks three years since Dr. Denise Wunderler and her husband, Dr. Michael Savino began the unimaginable, most painful journey, of a bereaved parent. 

Vienna's death was categorized as Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC).

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SUDC is the category of death designated in kids 1-18 years old, when there’s no explanation after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy. Even Vienna’s genetic studies did not reveal a cause, as part of a research study. Shockingly, SUDC is scarcely known in the medical community or the public, and there is very little SUDC research currently. To date, there has been no public funding for this. Vienna's mommy, Dr. Denise Wunderler is on a mission to raise awareness and provide funding for research to find the cause of SUDC with the hope to save other families from the devastation of their child dying by SUDC.   


Vienna's 6th Birthday Fundraiser-Escapology/ OasisVRX/Swing Loose Golf/Gathering Shops/LFNY

Raising Funds for SUDC Genetic Research at Boston Children’s Hospital

GOALSupport as many SUDC families as possible to complete genetic testing, therefore increasing data to uncover causes of SUDC and preventing this horrible tragedy from happening to other families.

*Every $3000 raised makes the sequencing possible for one family triad (mom, dad, deceased child).

1- Donate to Team Vienna, https://vienna.team/how-to-help

2- Visit Escapology, OasisVRX, Swing Loose Indoor Golf, The Gathering Shops at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ on Jan 19 and Jan 20- these businesses will donate a % from those 2 special days to Team Vienna

3- Visit OasisVRX any day during the month of January- mention Team Vienna for a % donation

4- Shop online: The Vienna Collection, designer handbags, https://laurenfarrellny.com/collections/introducing-the-vienna-collection

5- Tricky Tray/Silent Auction- Every Wednesday starting Dec 2, 2020 at the Bell Market at Bell Works; Drawings will occur on Wed, Feb 3, 2021; Do not need to be present to win.

*to donate items for the Tricky Tray/Silent Auction, please email: Karissa.Trotter@Escapology.com

For more information about SUDC, please visit Vienna.team and SUDCcoalition.com.

A couple of many previous TAPinto news articles about 💗Vienna:



About Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness Inc. Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit based out of Holmdel/Red Bank, NJ. Team Vienna’s mission is awareness/education and research support for SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood), while honoring Vienna Carly Savino. Vienna’s mom, Dr. Denise Wunderler, a sports medicine physician and USA Volleyball team physician, founded her family’s nonprofit on what should have been Vienna’s 4th Birthday on January 19, 2019. This January, 2021, Vienna's 6th birthday will be celebrated during a special fundraising event at Bell Works. Save the dates, January 19-20, 2020. Here are a few details to note now: