Light up the Night for Norah 2018
This year we have baseball tees for $20 (+shipping if not coming to the event). All shirt orders include a luminary at our event to help light up the night. Order by May 31 to have your shirt in time for the event. Shirts are navy/gray or purple/gray and available in sizes for men, women and kids. Click here for details.
Norah Jane Anklam
June 18th, 2015 – July 1st, 2016
Norah Jane Anklam, daughter to Brian and Karen, sister to Logan (5), Luke (4), and twin to Lucy (1).
Norah died suddenly and unexpectedly in the night of June 30th into July 1st. Norah, and her twin sister Lucy shared a bedroom in separate cribs. When their father, Brian, went to wake them to start their day on July 1st, he found her obviously deceased in her crib. This website is our public memorial; to share our story, educate others, and show how we have chosen to honor Norah’s memory.
When a child dies in these types of circumstances, a full investigation is conducted by several different agencies, and multiple physicians and investigators. The Sanilac County Sheriff, Medical Examiner, Child Protective Services, and others were heavily involved in the weeks and months that followed her death. After an exhaustive investigation, the cause of her death remains indeterminate, and unless other evidence or sciences are discovered, the investigation is currently closed. These agencies and many others preformed admirably and we feel gratitude for the individuals who were a part of this process.
The emotional and traumatic toll taken by our family is extensive and extreme. Part of the purpose for this site is to thank and recognize a few of the numerous people who have supported us and come together in ways we never imagined to be necessary. It would be impossible for us to list the names of every person who was of assistance to us, not because we are ungrateful or didn’t appreciate your efforts, but because in the time immediately following Norah’s death our minds were shattered and broken. To you who remain unmentioned, we thank you as well. We could not do this without the support of our family, friends, and community.
Please take the time to look through the site. Share in our photos of Norah, and see who she was as a person. We will never know the girl and woman she was to grow up to be, so we look fondly upon the little girl she was and will forever be to us. Read about our story and the science and support from the SUDC Foundation. Look at and go visit the two community memorials we dedicated in her honor, so that she could still be a part of our community in some way. Sign our guest book and leave a comment if you wish. Thank you for visiting, and for remembering our daughter, Norah Jane Anklam.