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

Ibrahim Bash-Taqi

The sudden death of my amazing 17 year old son Ibrahim Bash-Taqi (‘Ditto’ to us and ‘Cruzer’ to his Facebook pals) feels like having a rug on which I was standing firmly, pulled suddenly from under my feet. The pain is sharp and the thudding does not subside. I had him when I was only...

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

Graeme Blenkinsop

My name is Lynda, and like everyone in this section, I have all lost someone due to a heart related illness. I lost my brother on the 4th August 2006 and it just seems like a dream now! My brother came home that day complaining of chest pains – we all thought nothing of it...

Partners

Chris Gorman

My husband died on the 28 June 2007. He was a healthy, fit 29 year old man. He had been training all year for the London to Brighton bike ride. He had been cycling 30 miles every weekend and there had never been a problem. He left my house on the Saturday night before the...

Grandparent

Kyle Thompson

My darling grandson, Kyle, died suddenly and unexpectedly on the 15th April 2008 just four days before his 14th birthday on the 19th April 2008. Kyle collapsed while playing out in a children’s park just in front of his mother’s home (on a very steep hill near Sowerby Bridge, Halifax). Kyle’s mother, my only child...

Friends and Relatives

Daniel Vavasour

On October 6th 2005 I got a phone call from my dad. His tone was serious and I immediately knew something was wrong. He spoke to my mum first, who answered the phone. Her face had an expression of utter shock. She silently passed me the phone and I nervously listened as my dad told...

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