Children and young people often struggle to cope or express their feelings, when their brother or sister dies. We are looking to provide therapeutic support in this area in West Lothian, with the generous support of one family, who wanted to do something to remember their precious daughter, Lyle.
This is Lyle’s story:
“In August 2019, our world was shattered when one of our newborn baby twin daughters, Lyle, died suddenly and unexpectedly at home aged only 22 days old. Lyle’s death was so sudden and such a shock. This was hard enough for my partner and myself to get our heads round, but we also had a 5 year old daughter to consider.
Our daughter is an incredible girl but she found the loss of her sister challenging. As her mum, all I wanted was to make things right for her and access the right support.
We felt that we could make a difference to other families so we approached Held In Our Hearts and set up ‘Lyle’s Light’- a fund for bereaved siblings in memory of our beautiful baby girl Lyle.” Jamie Cameron.
More information on the support that will be available will follow in early 2020. You can also get in touch with Richmond’s Hope, who offer support to bereaved siblings in Edinburgh and Glasgow.