Hello everyone, I would like to introduce myself quickly. What brings me here? I lost my youngest son in June 2019. He died suddenly and unexpectedly sometime during the early hours of 16 June, Father's day. I found him in bed, we had all gone to bed the night before after having a lovely family evening, laughing, playing board games, happy and looking forward to making dads breakfast but Jon never woke up. The post Mortem stated SUDEP (SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH IN EPILEPSY) was the cause of his death, he was otherwise a fit and perfectly healthy 19 year old young man. I will never be the same person I was the day before he died, I don't get excited about things I find pleasure in spending time with my other two boys,but true laughter and true joy has gone. My heart will never be whole again but I have accepted the fact that the jigsaw of my life will never be complete, will always have a piece missing. I have managed my grief by keeping busy, setting up a Foundation in Jon's name and through that helping other young people. This keeps Jon's name and memory living in many peoples lives, and I feel his death has brought some peace and safety to young people and their families.

Posted by wendyshaw641 at 2022-03-30 12:31:26 UTC