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A Hendersonville Family's Search For Answers For Child's Death

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Hendersonville, Tenn--It's hard to understand why a child dies. But it is even more difficult when there's no clear explanation for what caused the death.

Donnie and Misty Coleman of Hendersonville know this pain first hand. Their son Logan was a handsome and bright two year old who went down for a nap and suddenly died in his sleep. Earlier in the day, Logan was running a temperature and went to the doctor.

Misty Coleman was baffled at what killed her healthy child and the journey for answers from doctors seemed long. "Every time we would call they would just say it's pending and then at first I was told weeks. The 10 to 11 weeks. Then 6 months, then a year before we should get an answer."

When an answer finally came, the Colemans were told Logan died from Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome. SUDS is like Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, but for older children.

The Colemans worked with a SUDS program in an attempted to get more answers. Through the group's investigation, they learned Logan passed away from a virus around his heart called myocarditis.

Armed with an answer, the Colemans hosted a fun run and fall festival in Logan's memory last month. The event raised money for the SUDS program.