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May 12, 2018
Early on Friday morning, May 4, 2018, while Steven headed off to work, Tracy lay in bed between her one-month-old twin boys, Carson and Ethan. Having nursed Carson, she napped briefly then turned to nurse Ethan. Carson seemed strangely still, and she turned back to check on him again. He, the active twin, hadn't moved and he was cold. Frantic, Tracy called 911, but she recognized immediately the horrible truth that the paramedics would soon confirm. Carson, who just days before had been pronounced perfectly healthy by his pediatrician suddenly passed away. There has been no confirmation yet but the family suspect SIDS to be the cause of death.
Steven and Tracy and their extended family are devastated by this tragic loss. They have four precious boys at home, ages, 9, 4,1 and Carson's twin, Ethan who is 1 month old. No parent should have to go through this horrible experience without the support of a loving and compassionate community surrounding them. The Ruperts appreciate all your emotional and spiritual support by keeping their family in their prayers.
You can also help with Carson's funeral expenses by donating to Living Streams Church at living streams.org and clicking on Carson Rupert's Memorial Fund. Or visit the family's Go Fund Me page. A Meal Train has also been established for them. In stead of flowers please give to help with expenses to the Carson Memorial Fund Thank you
Tracy and Steve need time to grieve with their family and are taking the next two weeks to process and grieve privately. They ask that you respect their privacy. Services will be held Saturday, May 26, at 10 AM at Living Streams Church, 7000 Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. The family's pastoral counselor, Alan Heller, will field questions on their behalf. He can be reached at 602-499-2711 (tel:602-499-2711).
Please keep them all, including the extended family.