The Infant Safe Sleep Forum: Community Conversations & Collaborations held in Livonia, MI, aimed to increase awareness of safe sleep practices for infants, as reported by The Detroit Free Press.

The event was held in conjunction with Safe Sleep Awareness Month.

Michigan first lady Sue Snyder, who introduced Shareece Lee to the audience Tuesday, said she knows that losing a child affects not just the parents, but extended families and entire communities. She said too many times, a parent thinking they are helping their child can instead lead to tragedy.

“I’m sure all mothers can agree: It’s hard to imagine the loss of a child,” she said. “Especially a loss that is 100 percent preventable.

“It is on each of us to encourage everyone we know to use safe-sleep practices. Not just this month, but always.”

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