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Vigil held for infant boy who died at KCK daycare

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Dozens of people came out Wednesday night to show their support for a KCK family in mourning.

Friends, family and even strangers held a candlelight vigil for 11-month-old Giovanni Jaraleno right across the street from Advantage Child Care Center at 55th Street and Metropolitan Avenue.

That is where authorities say Giovanni was found unresponsive after staff tried to wake him from a nap Tuesday afternoon.

Jessica Brown, a close family friend, said she understands the pain Giovanni's family is going through. She lost her young son as well and knows how important support can be.

"A mother lost her baby. To know that she is thought of, to know her baby's death won't be unnoticed, it is so important to have people to lean on. You have to know it is not in vain, that you're not alone in the world," Brown said.

The coroner said initial tests were inconclusive, and they'll need more time to determine a cause of death.

Giovanni's godmother, Shay Celedon, said not knowing what happened is the hardest part.

"We want answers. We want to know what happened. There's a lot of unanswered questions," Celedon said.

Now, instead of making plans for Giovanni's first birthday, his family is making arrangements for his burial.

Giovanni's mother, Josie Sembler, said her son was an active, healthy boy who was teething at the time but had no recent illnesses.

"Giovanni was an amazing little boy - tried to keep up with older brothers. At 11 months old he was walking, full of life. He had a smile that could light up a room," the infant's mother said.

The daycare had no comment about the investigation.

KCTV5 reviewed the state's recent evaluation of the Advantage Child Care Center and learned that in March they had been cited for several violations. Those violations included failing to have their staff trained on safe sleep practices and sudden infant death syndrome education.

The review also showed at least five staff members did not have documentation of pediatric first aid and CPR.

But the state said the daycare got the issues corrected by March 30 and were in compliance.

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