R.I.P NHS nurse and mum

44040918_1576109486420755_r.jpegThe 16th of October was the worse day of my life - having to come home early from work to hear those unforgettable words coming out of my partners lips - that my mum has passed away. 

My mum was just 42, she dedicated her life to look after those in need. From a young age, she knew she wanted to look after people in need. She was everything to me - she was my brother, my sister, my dad and my mum. Never would have a thought that at the age of 24, I would have my everything taken away from me. 

Even though she had me when she was only 17, her love to help other didn't stop there. When I was 7years old, at the age of 24 she was working 3 jobs to make ends meet - working as a care worker during the day and as a cleaner in the morning and night.It was me and her against the world! During her late 20’s, being a single mum she pursued to finish nursing degree in her 4th language (english). 

No matter how difficult her job was, she was dedicated to her patients. The amount of thank you cards my mum has received, warms my heart. But the fact that the she had to endure, like every NHS staff- the fact that she could go for a bathroom break, or even her break. She would work 14 hour shifts, looking after extremely poorly patients and being there for their relatives, and not even have time to have some food. 

When she got home, there was endless worries about my health. She was my sole carer -  my attendance to school was below 50% because of my autoimmune condition. But still she managed to work, finish nursing degree and look after me. My heart has shattered to pieces, I feel lost without her. She is my role model. She has improved the lives of hundreds maybe thousands of people, with her soft touch, kind words and endless care.
She loved animals, from a young age she would rescue animals of the street to treat them. She left behind her cattery with 10 cats. 

Upon finding out about my mothers death, I had to bring my grandma over to the UK, for her to say goodbye to her daughter. I had to last minute tickets and look after my grandma, in what was a difficult time for her. I had to take out a loan to pay for the tickets and my mums funeral. Having just finished university short of 2 years ago, I didn't have the finances to pay for what was expected of me. I haven't got any brothers or sisters, she was my only family close to me. 

With Christmas coming around the corner and my mums birthday on the 18th of December - I still haven’t  processed what happened. This will cover only cover a proportion of expenses I had to endure but every penny will help. I would like to encourage people to leave a comment, it is lovely to see how my mum was loved and appreciated ❤️

Rest in Peace mum - I love you with all my heart ❤️ You are so loved and missed by the peoples lifes you have touched ❤️





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Julija Jotautaitė 
Hereford, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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