I took Hunter to school about 7:00 o’clock. I came home and I opened up the door to her bedroom and my 3-year-old daughter was sitting on her mom’s bed, grasping her hands and my 3 year old looked at me and said Daddy, Mommy is cold and she won’t wake up.
And I instantly knew that she was gone. I think there were like 7 police cars and two ambulances and two fire trucks. Those sounds combined with she’s cold and she won’t wake up. It drives me every day. Kerry Eckenrode died on October 27th, 2015 from sleep Apnea. We never thought of her sleep Apnea as the problem. We just thought it was this mildly annoying thing that we had to deal with. No one ever told us know whatever raised the warning flag and had they maybe, maybe, I would have made her wear this cpap thing. What we now know is her entire tormented life and all the challenges physically and mentally that she had are all a direct result of no one figured this out. I had a very good friend of mine called me one day and he said I, I think I met a new client for you and he introduced me to Kirk Huntsman, who’s the CEO of Vivos. In our first conversation. He told me the story of Vivos. He started talking about the studies that have now linked sleep apnea to there’s all these other serious health problems and I think there’s a list of about 30 and Kerry had 9. Literally the list that he read, he read off to me I was like this is this is her story. This is her list. I started crying and I explained to him how I had just lost Kerry and, and, that she had all of those things and those comorbidities, ultimately is what took her life. I believe if she, she, would have had this treatment. She’d be here today. She would probably be sitting in this chair telling her own story of success. Her entire life would have been different. I didn’t know then that it would be my life pursuit to be able to tell this story and to be able to help families recognise and, and, see the changes that can come through this treatment. That’s why this is my mission.