The hardest thing any parent can do is bury their child. It is something Jerry Cruz had to do when his first born son was 3.5 months old and passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrom (SIDS). In each year since, he has asked that everyone smoke a Don Pepin Garcia Series JJ in memory of his son, The Little Robusto. This year we join him in smoking a cigar in his sons memory, today, July 22, 2011.
Last year you may remember we held a fundraiser to raise money for SIDS, and various members of the community took part. It was also here that the process of getting the Little Robusto cigar made by My Father Cigars. That process is still in the works and the release of the cigar should be sometime before the year is over. This year our friend Jay has a giveaway to celebrate the life of JJ. You can check it out at Cigar Photo.
And while we can’t do a fundraiser this year I am making a donation to the American SIDS Institute in memory of Jermiah Cruz Jr for $100.00.
To all those who have suffered the loss of a loved one I remind you, “Those who we keep in our hearts, are with us forever”. To learn more about SIDS visit the American SIDS Institute.