Jack was my only child and I am determined to make his legacy a lasting one. Jack was a happy, loving caring little boy and everyone that knew him fell in love with his charm and personality. Jack had his whole life ahead of him but suddenly died 6 days before his 6th birthday and that is why I have set up this charity with the hope of raising awareness and funds to help other families who face this heart ache.
Who do you turn to for advice when you face every parent’s worst nightmare? The doctors and nurses in the hospitals gave amazing support to us and still do so but this continued support is not part of their job, they do that out of the kindness of their heart and in their own time even though their time is restricted as it is. The lack of support groups and facilities in Scotland for bereaved parents, particularly for sudden deaths in childhood is disappointing. I want to make this support happen and ensure that it is easily accessible to other parents who go through what I can only describe as every parents worst nightmare.
Part of this will also include life saving first aid training and a special ambulance that can be used by families when children need to transferred to other hospitals as no parent should have to take the chance of having their child die in an ambulance without them.
Please help us in any way that you can to ensure that Jack shines bright like a diamond by raising awareness and funds for the Brightest Star Charity. Please visit brighteststar.org.uk for more information.
Arlene, Jack’s mummy xxx