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 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…


Daniel Nicholls

10th December 2012 – a day that will stay with me and my family forever… 16 years earlier I had been blessed at 35 with a lovely son, brother to Louise and Leanne, aged 15 and 13. A bit of a surprise, but he brought so much joy to our lives. On the Sunday we...


Ben Daniels

Ben was passionate about sport. Cricket, football and tennis were his mainstays, playing for Old Elthamians CC, Ravens Wood School,  Ex Blues FC, and Bromley Tennis Club. He also had a wonderful  love of music and played the guitar. Most recently he had embarked on the pathway to be a sports coach, becoming a Young Leader in Cricket...


Bobby Vinod Puri

On 30th June 2003, we sadly lost our loving brother Bobby, at the tender age of 29. It was unexpected, sudden, and the most devastating event that shook all our lives. He was the eldest of 4 siblings, the apple our of parents’ eyes. He was fun-loving and made all those around him smile and...


Daniel Newman

I have tried so many times to write my story, but this is not just my story, this is about Dan. Daniel Newman was 31 when he passed away on July 15th 2010, he was my boyfriend of 8.5 years and he was a wonderful son, brother, nephew and friend. Dan was told he had...


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

Dave Williams

My name is Joe Kettle and I would like to share my story with you. On the evening of 13th December 2005, my best friend Dave Williams aged 16 returned home from a kick boxing session. He told his mother that he had overdone it and his heart rate was just taking a while to...

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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