Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Lullaby Trust ~ previously FSID

Today is exactly 1 year since my little brother died. He was 32 and an alcoholic. He had always liked a drink, but the day he gave up was the day that his child died. It took him several years, but eventually he killed himself. We all had to watch, and none of us could help. No-one could make him understand it would never be his fault.

Today FSID has a new name. The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths has changed to The Lullaby Trust. I think it's an excellent name. It speaks of peace and calm, which is what I wish to anyone who loses their child, at whatever age.

I'm linking this with Jennie Edspire and Ghostwriter Mummy's Lullaby Linky. I was a brand new blogger just getting to grips with Twitter when I saw Jennie's tweet at the top of my page and wrote this. What I've seen since has been a mighty community with a level of support and understanding that never ceases to amaze me, and a woman who has a strength and poise beyond human.

The number of babies who are lost to SIDs has reduced by around 65% since we became aware of ways to reduce the risks in 1988. Lets bring it down further.


Edspire and The Lullaby Trust



18 comments:

  1. sorry for your lost. hope he had found peace.

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    1. I really think he did Eileen. Thank you x

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  2. Oh Jenny. I have no words. In an ideal world The Lullaby Trust wouldn't be needed but, while it is, I am so glad that they are there for those that do need them xxx.

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  3. Such a sad day! May you find some comfort knowing he is at peace, reunited with his lost child.

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    1. Thank you, we really do feel he has his peace now. His ashes were scattered under the same willow tree to be with his son, together x

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  4. Oh Jenny, what your family must have been through xx

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    1. It was heartbreaking watching him, the last year has been a lot easier on my Mum if I'm brutally honest. Thank you x

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  5. This is so heartbreaking,all the hurt you have all been through x

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    1. Thank you, the hopelessness of the situation was really hard. I do believe he's found his peace, although obviously I'd far rather that he'd have been able to find it with us :) x

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  6. I am so so sorry about your brother. Life is so cruel and so senseless. I hope he found his little boy. I hope and pray that I will find Baby Tilda one day x

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    1. It really is, and I have no doubt you will find her, not for a very long time, but she'll be waiting x

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  7. I'm so sorry for your losses. I like that their ashes were scattered together x

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    1. Thank you. It is nice. I took some flowers down a few weeks ago, and it felt really peaceful there, it's a very beautiful spot :) x

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  8. How desperately sad. I'm so sorry you lost your brother, and I'm so sorry that he lost his son. No of it makes sense - and one of it ever will x

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    1. Thank hon. It doesn't make sense and it isn't fair, but at least he has his peace now, and he could never find it with us :) xx

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  9. Oh I am so sorry about your brother. So, so sorry. Thank you for sharing and for helping to raise awareness of The Lullaby Trust

    xxx

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    1. Thank you :)
      I really do think this link up has advertised it very well - it's been a fantastic way to get the information out there x

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