About Kristie Reeves-Cavaliero

Dr. Reeves-Cavaliero currently works as a Senior Medical Scientist for a major biopharma company. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and performed her residency training in pharmacy practice with a focus in critical care at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Reeves-Cavaliero possesses more than a decade of clinical experience in both academic teaching hospitals and community hospitals, and she also has extensive experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Reeves-Cavaliero dedicates her free time to educating parents and raising community awareness of the risks of child car deaths due to heatstroke, and she serves as a Hyperthermia Awareness Parent Advocate for Safe Kids USA. Moreover, Dr. Reeves-Cavaliero is the co-founder of Ray Ray’s Pledge, a program that was developed in response to the untimely death due to heatstroke of her one-year old daughter, Sophia Rayne (“Ray Ray”) Cavaliero.

Website: http://www.rayrayspledge.com/

Articles by Kristie

Smartphone Apps To Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths (Gifting 1st 50)

Smartphone Apps To Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths (Gifting 1st 50)

‘Forgotten Baby Syndrome’ (FBS), or as I prefer to call it, ‘Forgotten BACKSEAT Baby Syndrome’, is a relatively new danger to child passenger safety that results in fatal child vehicular heatstroke in greater than 99 percent of cases. FBS is the leading origin of child vehicular heatstroke cases.  It was practically nonexistent prior to placement of infants and young toddlers in the backseat... 

Texas’ New Child Vehicular Heatstroke Law: What It Means to Me

Texas’ New Child Vehicular Heatstroke Law: What It Means to Me

I received a call on the evening of Friday, June 19, 2015, which brought me to tears for the remainder of the weekend. Tears of bittersweet joy; tears of validation from four exhausting years of battle against the often unknown danger of Child Vehicular Heatstroke (aka child hot car deaths or vehicular hyperthermia) due to Forgotten Backseat Baby Syndrome (FBS); and most importantly, tears of HOPE. ... 

“Forgotten Backseat Baby” Syndrome: an Unimaginable Danger

“Forgotten Backseat Baby” Syndrome: an Unimaginable Danger

“Huh? Forgotten what???” is what I imagine you are asking after reading the title. The next question that probably comes to mind is, “what kind of idiot would forget his/ her own child in a car?” As the parent survivor of a child who was tragically lost to vehicular #heatstroke in 2011 when her daddy forgot to drop her off at daycare that fateful morning, I WISH I could tell you that only idiots... 

Ray Ray’s Story: A Call to Action for Parents and Caregivers

Ray Ray’s Story: A Call to Action for Parents and Caregivers

Our Story On May 25th 2011 our lives changed forever. Though we awakened a little late, the day started as usual: we played for an hour with our daughter (she was a morning person) before getting her dressed for daycare. It was tropical day: the children were to wear “tropical” attire. We dressed Ray Ray in a cute little flowered dress and she smiled back as if she knew she looked so adorable....