About the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation

The Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation was established in loving memory of Taylor with a goal of increasing awareness of, and research into the cause of Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood incidents by supporting the SUDC Program via financial contributions. In addition to supporting the SUDC Program, goals of the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation include supporting families who are living through similar tragedies and helping to provide healthy, physical activities for children in the NW Arkansas region.

The most common response people have when learning of Taylor’s passing and that he was 14 months old is, “He was too old for it to be SIDS.” What we learned is after the age of one, SIDS cases become known as SUDC, Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood.
Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is… the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of twelve months, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted.