Jocelyn Kearl

Jocelyn Kearl

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$5.7 Million Cost per SBS/AHT Death

The lifetime average cost for an SBS/AHT death is an estimated $5.7 million.

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$13.5 Billion Cost to the U.S. in 2010

The total societal economic impact of SBS/AHT that occurred in 2010 was an estimated $13.5 billion.

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≈80% Suffer Lifelong Disabilities

Upwards of 80% of surviving victims of SBS/AHT suffer lifelong disabilities.

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≈25% Die

Approximately 25% of victims of SBS/AHT die.

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≈1,300 Cases per Year in U.S.

There are approximately 1,300 reported cases of SBS/AHT in the U.S. each year.

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Leading Cause of Child Abuse Deaths in U.S.

SBS/AHT is the leading cause of physical child abuse deaths in the U.S.

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Most in Babies Less Than 6 Months Old

SBS/AHT occurs most often in babies less than 6 months old.

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Crying is the #1 Trigger

The #1 trigger for shaken baby syndrome is frustration with a baby’s crying.

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Estate Gifts

An estate gift provides significant support to the NCSBS. The gift can be made through a will or a trust, and both vehicles enable assets to be distributed to individuals and nonprofit organizations in the amounts or proportions indicated. An estate gift provides the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to make a major gift while preserving assets during life.
  • A Reduction in federal estate taxes.
  • The opportunity to designate the gift to a specific program or service of the NCSBS.
  • All assets, including cash, securities, real estate and tangible personal property, may be transferred to the NCSBS through a donor’s estate.

Estate gifts can be made in the following ways:

  • Specific Bequest: The NCSBS receives a specific dollar amount, a specific piece of property or a stated percentage of the estate. This is one of the most popular forms of bequests.
  • Residuary Bequest: The NCSBS will receive all or a stated percentage of an estate after distribution of specific bequests and payment of debts, taxes and expenses.
  • Contingent Bequest: The NCSBS will receive part or all of the estate under certain specified circumstances.