Survivor Stories, Loss of a child

My heartache

When I met Alan my soul mate and second husband to be in 1980, life got better and better. Three years later our beautiful son Dan came along. We both had children from our previous marriage, but having Dan made our family perfect and complete. In 1984 I was diagnosed with MS, but apart from… Read more »

How does a father cope with the loss of a dear son?

It is difficult to know how anyone feels when they lose a child, especially when they choose to take their own life.  You can never think anything like that will happen to you.  I am very fortunate in that as a family we are very loving, we show our feelings and we can talk to… Read more »

My beautiful daughter

In the early hours on a bitterly cold February morning my beautiful daughter of 32 years walked out of the house she had grown up in and into the murky depths of the River.  At 6am the phone rang beside my bed and her partner told me she had gone.  Even as he spoke the… Read more »