My Story

These pages are for you to share with others your experiences of loss due to young sudden cardiac death.

If you would like your thoughts to be included in this section of the website, please email your words, photos / images, songs, videos and poems to mystory@c-r-y.org.uk or post them to the CRY office (if requested, photos will be returned via Recorded Delivery). A full list of all the written accounts we have received can be found here. Alternatively, you can use the links below to specifically read accounts written by…

Mothers

Craig Burling

My son Craig was 23 years old when he was taken away from us on the 23rd August 2011. We are left totally heartbroken and to keep asking the question “Why?”. On Monday 22nd August, Craig came home from work at five o’clock as he normally did, but this particular day he was absolutely buzzing....

Fathers

Timothy Spooner

Known affectionately as Tim, he was taken from us so suddenly, and is now laid to rest with his mum Kate. Tim was a very active person who lived life 24/7. He worked hard and played hard and was a fanatical football player, who was a dedicated Chelsea fan. His life revolved around football and...

Siblings

Huw Lewis

On October 21st 2002, my brother Huw Lewis died during a game of football in Saudi Arabia, where he had lived and worked for over four years. He left his pregnant wife Sarah and 5 year old daughter Molly, as well as a devastated set of parents, siblings, friends and colleagues. Huw’s death was additionally...

Partners

Stephen James Adams

My gorgeous (6ft 8in) man Steve Adams opened his dream Thai boxing gym (Golden Team) in Leeds in June 2009, while I was 5 months pregnant with our daughter Olivia. Just before her 1st birthday Steve proposed and we booked our wedding. We were very excited and it seemed like all our dreams had come...

Grandparent

Hannah Taylor

Maureen wanted something said for our granddaughter Hannah and, difficult though it is for me at this time, I know that I want to be the mouthpiece of both of our thoughts. Where to begin but at the beginning. It seems as though Hannah has fought against the odds all of her life. When she...

Friends and Relatives

David Steven Keirl

I don’t really know where to start as words don’t really do justice to fully describe David to you. David was my brother-in-law – Marc, my husband, was the eldest. We lost David on 26th September 2008 to SADS and it was the day our lives changed forever. David had been to work on a...

Many CRY supporters have found our Bereavement Support service and Bereavement Support Days to be of great help

‘My Story’ is not just for written accounts of your thoughts and experiences following a loss. Please do send us any images (photos / paintings), songs, videos or poems that express your feelings or capture positive memories of the young person that you have lost. Click on the tabs below to browse through what other CRY supporters have sent in.

Grief Booklets

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Contact Info

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Unit 1140B, The Axis Centre,
Cleeve Road, Leatherhead,
Surrey KT22 7RD

Tel: 01737 363222

Email: cry@c-r-y.org.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1050845