Cedar Rapids Fire Department Fire Bowl beneficiary hopes to reduce the infant mortality rate

  • Source: KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
  • Published: 07/29/2021 12:00 AM

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department annual volleyball tournament, The Fire Bowl, is taking place on August 14. This year’s benefitting foundation is Knox Blocks. “To be recognized, and to be a part of fire bowl... to be chosen, you know, as the recipient of this fundraiser that they put on it’s, it’s a huge, huge honor,” said Elisha Palmer, one of the founders of Knox Blocks. Knox Blocks began in 2017 after Elisha Palmer and her husband lost their 3.5-month-old son Knox to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Knox went down for a nap at daycare and never woke up. “As I’m turning, the paramedics are turning right in front of me with lights sirens on. And as I pull up behind them, and they’re getting out of the vehicle, that La Porte City Sheriff was carrying him out,” said Elisha Palmer.


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