FAIRVIEW— A 5K fund- raiser will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13, for the Sigrest family of Fairview to help the couple with the tragic loss of their baby last month.
Tyler and Rachel Sigrest lost their 3-month-old daughter, Julia, to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) on Monday, July 11. Characteristic of the SIDS diagnosis, doctors found no apparent reason for her death.
Brooklyn Broadhead, the organizer of the event, said runners, walkers and bike riders are invited to celebrate Julia’s life. There will be a raffle afterwards. No motorized vehicles are permitted to enter.
The run serves to celebrate Julia’s life and to help the Sigrest family with costs of the funeral. The run will begin at the Old Rock Church (131 E 100 North) in Fairview at 7 a.m.
Julie Mae Sigrest was born on Friday, March 25, in Orem to Tyler and Rachel, and she has an older brother, Austin. Julie came into the world happy and healthy. She was born 19.5 inches long and nine pounds, three ounces. She came with what her mother says were the most kissable cheeks and beautiful thick hair.
Julia’s family said that she was the happiest little ray of sunshine, her giggle and smile were contagious, and she loved to be held and be with people.
On July 11, Rachel was at home while Tyler was away in Montana. That’s when Julie passed away suddenly.
The family was able to get in touch with Tyler, who was on a fishing trip with his grandpa, brother and father. They rushed home when they heard the news.
Rachel’s family (mostly from Texas) came to be with them, and Tyler’s family, who live in Utah, came as well. They have surrounded the Sigrests with love and support.
A funeral service for Julia was held on Monday, July 18 in Fairview.
If you would like to donate to the raffle or the family contact Brooklyn at (801) 427- 7069.