Early this year, a captivating photo of a baby popularly known as ‘Bernie Baby’ gone viral in the internet. In the photo he was mimicking Democrat presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders.
Susan Lomas, posted a picture 0f her cute son: a miniature version of Sander during the latter’s rally in Las Vegas. The photo became viral and the baby had since became popular across social media. He was widely known as Bernie Baby.
But just last week, the world was shocked after a news circulated online that the same baby, Oliver Jack Carter Lomas-Davis, has died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) on February 25. The ABC News reported that ‘Bernie Baby’ was just four months old when he passed away.
The report noted that Oliver, as what his family calls him, is a picture of a happy and warm child. Her aunt, who speaks in behalf of the distraught family, said the entire family is devastated about the news, adding that Oliver’s too young to have died.
“I love you dearly, I love you most. I love you with all my heart and soul. I know that God will keep you near since God and truth are here,” Lomas wrote on her Facebook account.
Just like any other child, SIDS can hit anytime with any child. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a total of 3,500 cases of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) is being recorded in the United States every year.
The CDC added that the most common types of SUID is SIDS, which claimed the lives of at least 1500 infants in the US in 2014. The report added that after SIDS, the other leading causes of SUID are unknown causes and accidental suffocation and strangulation while in bed. The CDC reported that while the main cause of SIDS remains a mystery, an unsafe environment while the child is sleeping is usually the leading cause of SIDS.