Family means everything to us here at AOA. Our children, or spouses, and even our work family holds a very special place in our hearts. The idea of anything happening to our loved ones in a scary thought, though sadly it is a reality for some families.

When Jessica and J Pieratt lost their 14-month old son Moss to SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) they were heartbroken and searching for answers and comfort. Moss was a joyful spirit, singing songs and bringing a smile to the face of everyone he knew.

In honor of his short but smiled-filled life, his parents created the Moss Pieratt Foundation. The foundation serves as a honor to Moss' memory, an outlet for raising funds and awareness for SUDC, and a place to help those also going through the loss of child. 

In an ultimate celebration of Moss's life and love of music, the Moss Pieratt Foundation is proud to announce the first annual MossFest! Held during the Kite Festival on March 6, 2016, this festival will be the first family-friendly celebration of music in Austin. You can learn more about the event in the video below.

Austin Orthodontic Arts is proud to help sponsor this event. We are accepting donations at our office, and will match them up to $5,000. If you would like to donate, please stop by our office during business hours or call us at (512) 458-4103. Help us bring MossFest to Austin, and honor the memory of Moss Pieratt.