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

Peter Dean Button

Until the 26th July 2007 as a family we had a lovely life. On the 27th July 2007 it came to an end. Our lovely, fit and healthy son died. It would have been about 5.30am in bed with our daughter-in-law at his side. Peter Jnr was 37. The destruction and devastation this caused I...

Fathers

Jonathan Andrew Leigh

31st January 1985 – 17th September 2005 Jonathan was coming to the end of his first year as a trainee surveyor at the commercial property consultants King Sturge in Leeds, and without doubt had a bright future. He loved the job and the people with whom he worked. He was a talented sportsman but his...

Siblings

Grant Capell

I lost my baby brother Grant Capell on the 20th March 2007. He was only 16 years old! He was out playing with friends, outside my parents’ house in Ireland in the evening. He was giving a young girl a piggy back, when he put her down and complained of being tired and then just...

Partners

Jonathan Picker

Jonathan and I met back in 1997 and I knew I had found my perfect partner. We married the following year and had several wonderful years before we decided to have a family of our own. In 2002 I gave birth to our beautiful son Thomas. We had so many plans and dreams for our...

Grandparent

Matthew Bailey

It was a Monday towards the end of September 2004, our W.I. evening. We had a speaker coming who used to live locally, but who had moved to Edinburgh and was coming all the way down to be with us. Consequently, we were making it a “special evening”, and I was busy preparing my share...

Friends and Relatives

Marcella Doherty

Marcella Doherty was only 24 years old when she died of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC. Despite her untimely death being as a result of this undiagnosed killer, Marcella had symptoms in the week prior to her death. Sadly, diagnosis proved inadequate and Marcella was unable to convince the medical establishment about the seriousness...

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

Head Office:
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