What to say (or more importantly not say) to someone whose child has died.

Heart breaking. Soul shattering.

The death of a child is something that will haunt you for the rest of your life. You will never forget. You will never be able to hide from it. You will never be the same again.

Whilst we hope you will never need to use this advice, you should read it. You should store it in a little part of your brain for the future, just in case tragedy strikes.

The brave author of this piece is Samantha Hayward. She lost her 19 day old daughter, Ella to undiagnosed Viral Myocarditis. She has lived through this. She is still living through this.

Mamamia originally posted this article, the link is here -> ’10 points I wish everyone knew about the death of a child – from someone who has been there.’

The brave Samantha Hayward

The brave Samantha Hayward