Each year about 3,500 babies inexplicably die of SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Texas’ infant death rate is higher than the national average. Bexar County has the highest rate in the state.
While some infant deaths can be prevented, many families lack knowledge or resources.
Bexar County hospitals are working to improve education, while some local leaders are raising money for more research.
The cause of death listed on Rex Neal Van de Putte’s death certificate, reads “unknown.” He lived to be five months old.