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The Children

Forty-Five young lives since 1974, have been taken unnecessarily.  Forty-Five bright futures dimmed due to a gap in awareness and a lack of preparation.  The common assumption is that sedation complications are the main cause of fatality, but this is false. For example, one child stopped breathing when her tooth slipped and blocked her airway and another child received too much pain reliever because of improper chart keeping.  The point is that emergencies can and do happen in a variety of ways, from a variety of causes.

There is a problem.  RMBF is dedicated to being the solution.  In our efforts, we aim to honor and remember the children and their families.  We seek to bring change and resolution through medical emergency preparedness (MEP).  Our path is our promise – we will tirelessly pursue our MEP goals until we can celebrate nationwide compliance and safety.  We move with swift focus and determination, understanding that no child, no family, no community should have to suffer this tragedy, especially when the answer is so closely in reach.

RMBF’s research team has revealed forty-five children to date; however, if your child’s name is not on our current list and you would like to have the name included, please contact RMBF’s Executive Director, Nicole Cunha directly at nicole@rmbfinc.org.  Additionally, if your family has yet to be contacted by RMBF, please let us know immediately.  We are working diligently and researching continuously.  Your story is essential to future pediatric patient survival.  We do not only want to speak with you; we need to.

Each child is an urgent cry for action.  We refuse to let these children become statistics.  Every day we mourn and every day we make sure the dental community remembers.  MEP action is the only way to bring peace to our restless hearts.

The RMBF site offers individual child pages to commemorate, to celebrate, and to share these short bursts of brilliance with the rest of the world.  If you are interested in creating a page for your child, we enthusiastically offer our support.  Please send any photos, memories, or information that you would like to include, as well as a brief biography.  If you would like assistance with this aspect, you can submit a bulleted list of points you wish to be included and RMBF will have a copy editor work on the piece.  We will then submit it to you prior to posting in order to get your approval. There is no cost involved on your part – this is our gift to you. Please visit some of the other child pages to see examples.

In our deepest understanding, with our sincerest gratitude, we extend our hearts and hands to each family.   We know – we are living it too.

In our demands for change, your child is remembered.  In our calls for action, your child is remembered.  In our shouts for awareness, your child is remembered.  In our silent moments of contemplation, your child is remembered.  MEP assures that the dental community joins this reverence.  There is great inspiration in the strides RMBF is making and the partnerships we are building.  Healing and hope, prevention and protection – this is our truth.

Thank you.

 

# Child’s Name ST

Year 

of Death

45 Juan Quiej NJ
2012
44 Jerry Coleman* GA
2011
43 Ben Ellis* GA
2011
42 Jermaine Lee Harrison Jr CA
2011
41 Jonathan Adams* OK
2011
40 Miciah Bonzani PA
2011
39 Jennifer Michelle Olenick MD
2011
38 Christopher Schutzius* IL
2011
37 Marissa Kingery OH
2011
36 Akasmse Rose Tecumseh OK
2010
35 David Liddell GA
2010
34 Dylan S. Stewart FL
2010
33 Jacobi Hill VA
2010
32 Maddoux Cordova TX
2009
31 Cory Moore, Jr. FL
2009
30 Chanel Broomfield AZ
2009
29 Jacqueline Martinez CA
2008
28 Raven Blanco VA
2007
27 Jenna Bautista CA
2007
26 Deamonte Driver MD
2007
25 Jonathan Barrera AZ
2006
24 Diamond Brownridge IL
2006
23 Jessenia Valles TX
2006
22 Dasia Washington FL
2006
21 Rogelio Crespo CA
2005
20 Sherral Magana CA
2005
19 Hunter Owens OH
2004
18 Kyneicha Pagan NJ
2004
17 Jonathan Barrera AZ
2002
16 Torrie Price CA
1999
15 Bob Price CA
1999
14 Monique Walker NY
1997
13 Javier Villa CA
1997
12 Milton Danao Il
1997
11 Claresha P. Harrison GA
1996
10 Benjamin R. Shimshock CA
1996
09 Jonathan Walski PA
1996
08 Mark Bistany NY
1993
07 Jenny Crenshaw FL
1989
06 Rifa Setiyono NY
1986
05 Anthony Jones Jr. OH
1985
04 Johnny Gray CA
1984
03 Christina Pounds PA
1983
02 Patricia Craven CA
1974
01 William Kimberly NY
1974

*In these cases the deaths of these children occured after leaving the dental office.