Putting our baby to rest

On december 31st we were faced with the horror no mother or father ever want to experiance. 

We were getting ready to go down to celebrate new years in the park with the kids, Our Twins Harper and Hudson were down for there usual nap and we thought we would start getting the bigger kids ready,'

We have Logan who is 7 he was just jumping in the shower,
We have Levi he is 6 and he was watching his favourite Pokemon with my partner Darren. 
Then we have Jacob he is 1 he was running around getting into everything as 1 year olds do.. 
I had just finished testing the water for logan making sure it wasnt to hot. Then i walked out directly into where the twins were and i noticed our twin girls foot was yellow i touched her and she was so cold. i screamed for darren screaming she stopped breathing begging him to do something. 
He immediatly started CPR and screamed call the ambulance. 
all i remeber was handing him the phone running down the hall with hudson her twin flinging open the bathroom door and seeing logan standing there in the corner of the shower i told him to get out and get dressed. I was told to wait outside while darren continued cpr to flag the paramadics in, 

I was just screaming, they came and wisked her away they came in two ambulances and left the other unattended on the road. We raced down the hospital friends met us there to take the kids.

15 minutes later, The doctor came in and told us its uncsessesful. I was begging to tell them to give me an answer why did she die?  WHY WHY WHY?

The doctors were amazing, The police we spoke to was amazing, The social worker Margret was Amazing, The staff at Townsville Base Hospital and the Paramedics where AMAZING, 

Our Daughter passed away from SIDS, 
We will never know why we will never know what, She died painless.. 

We have 4 weeks to arrange her funeral, Such a short time and 5 kids. Darren left work to help with the twins. 

Please help us give our little girl the send off she deserves.


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Darren Stephens 
Kelso, QLD

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