Jaxon “Jax” Leo Nadon was born on November 19, 2019. Immediately he was loved by his Mama (Lauren), Daddy (TJ), and sisters (Harper and Allie). Jax brought so much life, love and laughter into our lives. Our family had been completed by Jax. He adored his big sisters, Mama, Daddy, and dog Bauer. He loved playing soccer, swimming and constantly running around. We called him “Jaxman” and sang him the Batman theme song, replacing Batman with Jaxman. He would ran and danced with joy every time it was sung.
January 15, 2021 was a typical night in our house. After dinner the girls and Jax danced and played soccer in our family room before bath time. The laughter and blissful happiness will forever keep our hearts full. We will cherish the goodnight snuggles, waves and kisses we received on what would be the last night with our precious little boy.
The following morning, our lives would forever change. January 16, 2021 was our usual busy Saturday of sporting events for Jax’s sisters. Mama went to wake Jax up and when she went into his room her heart stopped when Jax didn’t pop up right away upon entering his room. Jax was not breathing, cold and still. Our Jax gained his angel wings during the night while sleeping. The medical examiner determined Jax was healthy with no known cause to his passing.
Our lives and hearts were crushed. We chose to honor Jax’s life and memories with happiness and love. Jax was a gift from God that touched so many lives in his short 13 months with us. His smile will forever light up a room and our hearts.
Through the grace of God and the support and love from family, friends, our community, our church and the SUDC Foundation, we live life to honor our Jax. We are not moving on with our lives, we are moving forward with Jax beside us and in our hearts. We will continue to honor him through telling his story and helping to find a cause for Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood.