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

Hari Raman

October 15th to October 18th 2013 – the most traumatic days. On October 15th, my 23 year old son Hari had a sudden cardiac arrest due to a relapse of TB Meningitis. I was at the hospital with my husband and within 10 minutes Hari was shifted to the ICU to revive his heart. After...

Fathers

David Paul Staff

5th December 1977, David Paul Staff entered this world and made our lives truly happy and at that time the happiest day of our lives. As years passed, everyone who came into contact with him grew to like him, he hadn’t a malicious, vindictive bone in his body. He was a really lovely person to...

Siblings

Aaron Cushnan

I would like to share my story about my brother, Aaron Cushnan. Aaron had just turned 18 on the 18th January 2011. He had so much going for him.  He was born with severe learning difficulties and epilepsy and was diagnosed at a young age with autism; but he overcame everything that the doctors told us...

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

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

Ricky Stevens & Jason Small

It was the help of CRY during the first two years of the millennium that our family first learned of SADS and the worldwide scale of families suffering the same kind of loss as ourselves. It is truly tremendous. CRY gave us the answers, information and support that we craved. Just like so many others,...

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