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  • Sarah Menzies

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My 13 year old daughter, Lauren, died 5 weeks ago. It was unexpected, she was fit and healthy...and then she was dead.


We are all in shock.


I've found that talking about Lauren, her life, her death, helps me. I'll talk to anyone who will listen, but talking about her leads to tears and it's often hard for me to be coherent when I'm trying not to break down. People don't know what to say to me, that's not a criticism, 2 months ago I would have been exactly the same.


I've found that I want to know other mothers stories, those that are grieving like me. I guess it's true that misery likes company.


My search for other tragic stories made me consider that people may want to know mine. You might not, but I intend to carry on regardless..

Sarah

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