“Jaxin’s Cause” came about as a way to honor Jaxin Alexander Steward’s very short life. Jaxin, the youngest son of Ashley McCleskey, died at the age of four months 19 days as the direct result of bed sharing with an adult. Jaxin smothered. The pain of losing an infant was compounded by the fact that his death was completely preventable. The use of a pack and play, a bassinet or a crib would have saved his precious life. The family hopes that by sharing Jaxin’s story, other families will be spared the pain of this type of loss. The funds raised by the “Jaxin Steward Memorial Walk” help spread the word. The family is working with the Darke County Health Dept. “Help Me Sleep” program to identify families who cannot afford cribs for their babies. It is the hope of the family to provide pack and plays to these families and in turn save more lives.
Donations being accepted are items for a silent auction/raffle, cash donations, sponsors for the tshirts, bottled water, snacks and paper goods. Sponsors for the event are asked for a $50 donation to assist with the cost of putting on the event. They currently have an Amish Food Basket, Dayton Dragons Tickets, Harley Davidson Grill, Ohio State Items, gift cards for local restaurants, lube and oil changes from local car dealers and much, much more! Registration can be done by downloading the registration form online at www.facebook.com/jaxinscause. For information call Renea at 937-467-3732 or Ashley at 937-564-6254.
Any donations or registrations can be sent to: Jaxin’s Cause c/o Ashley McCleskey 201 Central Ave. Greenville, Ohio 45331