In Loving Memory of

Makaylen Jaymes Plotz

February 14, 2022 - September 8, 2023

Makaylen's Story

Makaylen Jaymes Plotz was born on Valentine’s Day, 2022 and died a little over 18 months later. Our beautiful little girl was a healthy and thriving toddler. We put her to bed with hugs and kisses like every other night of her life and we had zero warning of what was to come. The morning of Friday, September 8th, 2023 Makaylen did not wake up. After 8 long weeks we received the extensive autopsy results that told us what we already knew… nothing was wrong with her. Our daughter was completely healthy, there was no accident or injury, and her cause of death was labeled “Undetermined.” This puts her into the category of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC.)

Makaylen had a gift for making everyone in a room smile and laugh. She was the best snuggler, so very generous with her kisses and hugs, and she never left a sneeze unblessed. She had a large vocabulary, could count to 20, and loved to sing! She would sing her ABC’s with the most adorable sound when she said her “x” that made us giggle every single time. Makaylen enjoyed reading books, and creating art daily, most often with paint! Blowing bubbles, drawing with chalk, and our sandbox were her favorite things to do outside. She also LOVED to dance, music or no music! Her dancing was the adorable toddler spin that makes adults dizzy to watch. Makaylen was her big sister’s shadow, constantly insisting that she could do anything Aliyah could do. Our little Valentine will forever be in our hearts and on our minds!

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