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Norfolk first-responders host softball game to support The Briggs and Barrett Project

NORFOLK, Nebraska (KTIV)- Within two months, 2 Siouxland families had their lives turned upside down.

The Wests and Ueckers of Norfolk, Nebraska, both lost their babies.

Sunday, a fundraiser softball game was held to raise money for their cause.

Melissa West and Allison Uecker formed The Briggs and Barrett Project to help prevent and better educate parents on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death.

Sunday, first-responders in Norfolk chose this project as the one that would benefit from their annual softball tournament.

“We consider them family,” said Melissa West, The Briggs and Barrett Project. “They respond to a lot of situations in town to families that we’re really trying to help. So we appreciate them, we appreciate all of the support within the Norfolk community.”

The moms say they are committed to providing newborn parents with SIDS and SUID education, tools, and resources.

Jennifer Lenzini

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