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The Never-Ending Nightmare of Watching My Son Stop Breathing

The world acted like everything was fine. I knew it wouldn’t be.

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Update 6/7/22: Level has a new home. You can read this article and other new articles by visiting LEVELMAN.com.

Here’s what happened: Almost eight years ago you brought your newborn son home. A day later, he stopped breathing for…

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David Dennis, Jr.

David Dennis, Jr.

Level Sr. Writer covering Race, Culture, Politics, TV, Music. Previously: The Undefeated, The Atlantic, Washington Post. Forthcoming book: The Movement Made Us