In loving memory of Salina Shaw a mother sister and daughter.
As lockdown and Covid-19 disrupts the balance of what was once normality across the world some have been heavily impacted and things will never be the same again.
Healthy 36 year old Salina Shaw sadly passed away on Sunday 12th April. As we all spent the Easter break in an unusual way. On the morning of Easter Sunday a young mother has scrum to the realities of the impact Covid-19 is truly having.
The last thing Salina did was bring a beautiful baby girl into the world on Saturday 4th April 2020 as our hearts bleed and fill with sorrow this tiny 5lb bundle of joy shines a ray of light.
Salina and her family appeared in my life like angels! I moved to Milton Keynes an unfamiliar place after losing my mother at the age of 15. I felt like life was over I was lost, alone and felt abandoned filled with pain and anger. Everyone kept on saying that they were there and cared but after some time it felt like it was just me my brother and sister having to figure it all out, as everyone went back to normal life.
As i continued to struggle through the emotional turmoil Salina and here family were feeling the same pain and heartache. Even though they had their own personal journeys they reminded me what having a family was like even after the loss of such a significant person, they powered through all the ups and downs doing what they could.
I remember the struggles we all faced but most importantly they showed me how a family unit can help lessen the burden which is too difficult for one to carry. 18 years later things have changed we are now able to ask for the help and support through fundraising sites like this to help those in need. This is such a grief-stricken situation that touches me deeply and I ask form the bottom of my heart for all the help and support you can give.
While we as children, siblings a father, family and friends try to navigate through the pain disbelief and numbness that consumes us. The reality of the loss of a mother sister and daughter is one that no child or parent should ever have to endure.
Salina was a key worker who worked with children for over 10 years. She had an enormous impact in her community helping and working with children she will remain forever in our hearts.
All those that knew and worked with her knew how significantly important her children were to her. As she to lost her mother at the age of 17 in a sudden traumatic accident. It saddens me that a family should have to endure the same pain once again as the cycle repeats itself.
So I ask you all to find it in your hearts during this global pandemic and to please donate, to help support her children. No child should ever have to live a life without their mother as the days weeks months and years go on this family will face challenges unimaginable to most.
As lockdown ends and lives start to return to some form of normality, please think of these three innocent children as things will never be the same for them.
Remember Salina will not be here to nurture and raise her newborn as she struggles to understand why everything she knew from the womb is suddenly gone. Salina will not be dropping her eldest daughter off to university nor will she be there as her 10 year old daughter begins to realise the true realities that are to come.
Once again I ask you all to please donate and share Salinas story on facebook and any other social media pages. To help raise funds and support for her three young girls to help them stay in their family home, to buy groceries, nappy’s and all that a newborn needs, as well as preparing for school supplies. Please help take some of the burden away as they begin their own personal journeys of grief, and make a lasting impact to their futures.
As we live through this pandemic I know that we all face our own challenges and difficulties but please find the compassion to help in anyway you can.
My deepest condolences go out to the children, family and friends of Salina.
My condolences also go out to all the families, dealing with loss during this time weather its due to Covid-19 or for any other reasons.
Remember to tell your loved ones you love them and appreciate them, as nothing is promised in this life.
I wish you all good health, stay safe and thank you for your time and donations no matter how big or small, it is tremendously appreciated. X
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