Ashland, Ore.– SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, accounts for nearly 11% of all infant deaths in Oregon.
That’s according to the most recent data from march of dimes. Thursday, the recent death of an SOU Raider’s Co-Offensive Coordinator’s 4-month-old son is raising awareness to the mysterious killer that is still not fully understood by science.
It was a very emotional night out on the Raider field. From the bottom of my own heart we are truly touched in the presence of god to have you before us today,” said Ken Fasnacht.
You usually see the Co Offensive Director on the football field coaching his team but he was out on the field under different circumstances. To share his precious memories of his pride and joy.
“We are truly blessed to have had four of the greatest months in the history of a man’s life.”
Fasnacht’s baby boy, Kotlon Howard died from SIDS on November 1st. Now he and his wife are going through grief that so many other parents go through when they loose an infant to SIDS.
That’s why so many came out to show them support.
“He was like my nephew. Such a happy baby and this is just horrible,” said former Quarterback Austin Dodge.
They held up their flash lights and honored baby Kolton with a moment of silence. Head coach, Craig Howard said baby Kolton will never be forgotten.
“He was a Fasnacht, he was a fighter we miss him and we will love him forever.”
There will be a private funeral service for baby Kolton.