‘Cami’s Law’ Progresses

Bill Creates Panel To Study Background Checks For Child Care Providers

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Posted: March 1, 2014

Elly Lafkin sits at the gravesite of her child, Camden, at Mount Olivet Cemetery on Friday. Her infant died in 2012 of sudden infant death syndrome while under the care of an unlicensed provider. The caregiver was never implicated in the death, but Lafkin says a background check during the inquiry revealed the woman had previous drug and fraud convictions. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Elly and Cameron Lafkin started The Cami Campaign after their infant child Camden “Cami” Lafkin died of sudden infant death syndrome. Cami’s gravesite is seen at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

McGAHEYSVILLE — Nearly two years ago, Shenandoah residents Cameron and Elly Lafkin were searching for a child care provider for their infant daughter.

Unable to find a traditional day care...



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