Luke's funeral

On the 3rd December 2020, Luke, my son suddenly passed away in his sleep at 26 years old.

He suffered with a life-long muscle wasting condition, diagnosed at two and half years old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We always knew his life would be short, but didn't expect it happen as suddenly as it did. No parent should have to bury a child, but unfortunately in this case it was always expected. 

He was our world, and loved dearly by myself,  Andrew his father and his sister, Elena. He was a wonderful man, often stubborn and occasionally feisty son, who was obsessed with Dr who
, it was his life-long passion and dedicated his life to the programme. Alongside being a big film buff, particularly marvel and DC. He was clever, wherever his body restricted him doing his mouth very much made up for, when he felt like talking to you. 

He needed 24-hour care which me, Andy and Elena have provided selflessly for duration of his life. We have always been on low-income due to having to find and fit work around Luke's needs and one of us always needing to be at home for him as he was unable to do anything himself. 

Due to the condition, we were unable to get life insurance for him because of the type and severity of the condition. 

We would much appreciate whatever you could give, even the smallest donations will go a long way. All the money will be used for his funeral costs, including coffin, cremation and ceremony, even flowers, which we plan to have Dr who related of course. The money too will be used for engraving on the headstone, as he will be placed with his grandparents, who already are within the plot. 

The funeral funds are needed urgently as we will start planning as soon as he is released to the funeral directors which will be very soon.

He is and will always be our ray of sunshine, he may not be alive in body, but he lives within our hearts forever, he will always be our ginger haired boy, our yogi bear. 

Sleep tight boy, may you rest in peace
Don't be causing too much trouble for nan and grandad now. 

Thank you 
Alison, Andy and Elena 


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Alison Middlicott 
Gillingham, South East England, United Kingdom
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