River Waddell was only 128 days old when he lost his life to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in November 2011.  Immediately following River's death his parents, Alex Hamilton and Karl Waddell, could only feel unfathomable grief at the loss of their beautiful little boy - the love of their lives.  After extensive research into this devastating syndrome, they were inspired to ensure that River's death would not be in vain and that other parents wouldn't feel the loss that they have. River's Gift was established in honour of their son; a fundraising campaign to support SIDS research aimed at finding a cure.
River's Gift invites your support.  You can raise funds in your own way.  Create your own fundraising page here and become part of the River's Gift team.
By Raising funds for River, you will not only be raising the awareness of all the precious babies losing their lives to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but also to River's Gift and our pursuit to find a cure. 
100% of funds raised will be channelled into the River's International SIDS Collaboration between The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne (The Florey) and the Children's Hospital, Boston, funding research to discover the cause of SIDS and a preventative cure. 
River’s Gift aims to establish a purely SIDS focused research project in Australia in 2014.  With your support and passion, we will make a difference.
Your contribution, however big or small, is integral to our crusade. Every step you take will bring us one step closer to the eradication of this nightmare syndrome.
Please click on the "Start Fundraising" button to create your own "Raise funds for River" fundraising page and help us eradicate SIDS.

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health

Florey scientists are researching the many complex and debilitating brain disorders affecting millions of Australians every year.

Our programs include research into brain illnesses such as bipolar disorder, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases, motor neurone disease, addiction, cardiovascular disease, depression, schizophrenia, stroke, dementia and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.

Our goal is that our discoveries will lead to more effective treatments and, ultimately, cures of these diseases ensuring a healthier life for all Australians.

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