THE SONNY JUDE FOUNDATION
My baby boy Sonny Jude was the most loving, sweet, bright soul I’ve ever known.
In his short 13 months of life, he made such an impact on everyone who had the honor of knowing him. His smile would light up a room, he only ever knew love and happiness. He loved waving to everyone, he loved laughing, smiling, playing, being outside, swinging, playing in the splash pad, snuggling, climbing stairs, his dogs, Paw Patrol, Bluey, french fries, and most importantly being around the people he loved. Sonny Jude especially loved his big sister Lyla, they were the best of friends, he loved learning from her and playing with his big sister. His first word was “Lyla”.
I hope to continue Sonny Jude’s legacy by spreading the love he had for life into our community, as well as other organizations through a variety of outreach scholarships, events and programs.
The Sonny Jude Foundation will help raise funds through various programs, events and initiatives, and we’d love for you to get involved. We depend on your support in order to improve other children & families lives, and make the world a “Sonny” place. Please use the contact button to learn all about volunteering and donating options.
Sonny Jude 9/2/20 - 10/9/21
“Biggie Boy” “Little Sir” “Little Bud”
Love you always, my sweet baby boy 💛☀️
I promise to make you proud of your Mama
BRINGING A LITTLE “SON-SHINE” TO THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
Be the Son-shine in someone’s life, be kind!
Bringing a little "son-shine" to the community!
The Sonny Jude Foundation's main goal is to bring light to the community, the same way Sonny brought light into the lives of everyone who knew him. We will be doing a variety special projects and events throughout the year in Sonny Jude's name. Learn more about our efforts and how working together can make an impact! Contact us if you’d like more information on how to donate or volunteer.
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Since Sonny's passing, random acts of kindness has been a healing way to honor my baby boy, while creating multilevel benefits for those around me. For me, as a mother these acts help me to continue my relationship with my child who I no longer can be with here in the physical world.
The "Have a Sonny day!" is a random acts of kindness project. The goal is to spread joy and kindness into the community in Sonny Jude's name. It could be as simple as giving someone a compliment or buying someone their morning coffee. The opportunities to be kind and spread joy are endless.
We have created "Have a Sonny Day!" cards to attach to your good deeds. These cards will be available at upcoming events, or through mail or pick up! Please reach out if you are interested in getting a couple to have on hand.
If you receive or give a RAOK in Sonny's name, please share with us by tagging The Sonny Jude Foundation on social media and using the hashtag #thesonnyjudefoundation
HAVE A SONNY DAY!
SONNY JUDE BRACELETS
Sonny Jude bracelets will be available for purchase at anytime! They will also be available at all of our events. Each bracelet is $2 and the proceeds go to the Sonny Jude Foundation, the profit will be put towards future projects!
CONSIDER LEARNING CPR!
You never know who's life you could save.
When Sonny Jude had his first incident in March of 2021, he became responsive after receiving CPR from his babysitter. His life was saved, and we were able to learn of his genetic syndrome, and properly treat it.
CPR is designed to keep oxygenated blood flowing to the heart and brain when sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs. Because the heart can’t pump blood, tissue and organ death can occur in minutes without external assistance.
You may think it’s unlikely that you’ll ever be required to act in such an emergency. But cardiac arrest can occur at any time; in fact, it’s the #1 killer worldwide. Most SCA incidences (69.5%) occur in the home. Another 18.8% occur in public.
As many as 475,000 Americans die from this condition in a single year, and the American Heart Association notes that SCA claims more lives worldwide than cancers, auto accidents, influenza, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined.