The defiant passion of the bereaved parent

As the parent of a child who died an avoidable death, we might be highly motivated to campaign for change. This is an appropriate way of honouring our child’s memory.
But we should be aware that the heights of passion and defiance that are energising us now will likely be followed by low times.
Whether we “succeed” or not in our campaign , ultimately we are faced with the sadness of our child’s absence. Finding how to live without them is the challenge we now face.

Living with loss, but living with hope

Like many others, I have been closely following the heartbreaking story of little Alfie Evans, the small child whose brain has apparently been destroyed by disease, and whose parents have fought long and hard against the removal of life support by the hospital. By the time I post this, or you read it, chances are…