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Stories written by a bereaved person

David's Story

I recently lost my eighteen-year-old brother through the measles virus. He died on April 20th 1999. David was a kind and cari…

Natalie's Story

Natalie was studying for three A levels when she went on a biology field trip to Somerset. She came back with a cold and then d…

Kirsteen's Story

My wife and I lost our daughter, Kirsteen 15 years ago when she was three years old. She had chicken-pox encephalitis. The nigh…

Daniel's Story

In July 1994 my two-year-old son died of encephalitis caused by a virus called cox-saxie B. He became ill at about 6am on the W…

Sam's Story

It is true to say that Sam Broome could be late for everything and indeed invented the phrase ‘in a minute….’ Tragically the onl…

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