Friday, 6 May 2011

Gavin: the end

Sonny passed away this morning at 10.15. He was comfortable, peaceful and both of us were there to hold his hands. Sonny chose when it was time to go, not the Doctors, Consultants, Nurses or us.

34 comments:

  1. Words wont help. Nothing will for a long while. But if you want to run away to grieve - we will be here for you..Much love Amyx

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  2. So very sorry to hear this. All I can say is what you guys did was absolutely incredible, you are amazing people. You made the best of a very bad situation and it's all here to see. Much love from me and if there is anything I can help with 0787678078. xxxxxxxx

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  3. We are so sorry, he was such a brave little boy. We are thinking of you all at this sad time. If there is anything we can do to help in any way, please let us know. Sending you lots of love, Rob, Sam, Rokiah, Stanley & Rafferty Curtis x

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  4. Dear Gavin, Zoe and Ruby, we have been following your blog and we are so sorry and sad to hear the news. You are an amazing family and gave Sonny so much love and support. With much love from Steph, Steve and Luca xxxx

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  5. OUR LITTLE BIG ANGEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You know to have us here,anything you need....
    Maja and family xxxxxxx

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  6. So very very sorry. What a fighter he was, and how strong you all have been. I have been constantly impressed at how you made his time not about his illness, but about how much enjoyment he could still get from life. You made sure his time was as much about fun and football and positivity as possible, and you should always be proud of that. Wishing you strength now. xx

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  7. A truly inspiring chap with the best family team by his side. Our love to you all - The Dixons x

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  8. You are amazing, as was Sonny. Your courage, dignity and bravery are an inspiration to everyone. I never met Sonny but followed this blog daily, almost from the beginning. To hear the news yesterday was awful, I always thought he would pull thro, by sheer will alone! No words can comfort at a time like this, but I hope you can find the strength to go on, little by little, a step at a time, knowing that you did the absolute best you could for Sonny and no parents could have done more. R

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  9. I had to read this blog twice to absorb what you'd written, and the sadness I feel (despite never having met Sonny) has been overwhelming all day. I've read most of your blog over these past couple of years and your journey with Sonny through this nightmare has brought an unexpected smile to my face on many occasions. No words I can offer now will make the slightest bit of difference - but please know, that this isn't a battle you've all waged on your own. You're online audience has been with you, pulling for you, all the way. Say goodbye to Sonny for us and I hope nothing like this touches your lives again. You deserve a free run from here on in......
    xxxx
    Your Aussies

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  10. Gavin, Zoe and Ruby, along with the previous comments, we too have been following your blog over the last couple of years. We are so very sorry and sad to hear this news yesterday. Just wanted to let you know you are all in our thoughts, Sonny was an amazing little boy - what a fighter... but he was also a very lucky boy to have had you as his family. With much love and best wishes Sarah, Helen and our families. xx

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  11. Everyone at the charity are so very sorry to hear the sad sad news. He was he was a charming, intelligent amazing boy and as someone else has written your courage, dignity, and bravery are truely inspirational. Much love Lottie x

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear this. I've been following your blog and although I never met Sonny it was evident from all your posts that he was a very special, very brave, very loved boy. Our thoughts are with you all xxx

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  13. I really can't find the right words, if there are any at all. Only to say your strength as a family, throughout this whole time, has been simply amazing. Everyone who has read and followed this blog sends you huge amounts of love and continued strength for you and your extended families. You all remain firmly in our thoughts.

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  14. I am so sad for you all and my thoughts are with all the family. I too had never met Sonny but I found the love, devotion and humour in your blog inspiring. As a school friend of Sonny's maternal grandmother and a grandmother too, I can empathise so very strongly with your loss.
    Angela

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  15. Words seem so meaningless. You were forced to be for all, inspirational, courageous, 'smiling through tears' role models - you are a beautiful family - Sonny will always be with you - you are all in our thoughts, with love Mandy, James, Hogan and Ozzie x

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  16. We are so, so sorry for your loss. Your family's strength and fortitude over such a long period has been amazing and inspiring. The love and support you have and will continue to show for each other is truly remarkable. Our love and thoughts are with you all. The Wormsleys

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  17. Gav and family, incredibly sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you. Much love, Richard Goff

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  18. Our thoughts go out to you.
    As do our hearts.
    A true ray of sunshine.

    Fred, Sharon and Norman.

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  19. So very, very sorry to hear this.
    Zoe, Gavin and Ruby - you have been tremendous. As too Sonny. Your stoicism, resilience, positivity, creativity, love, and continued giving, all for Sonny, has been totally admirable.
    You are in our thoughts.
    No words are enough.
    love,
    Melinda, Mark & Jamie.
    xxx

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  20. So sorry to hear this very sad news, thinking of you all at this very sad time. THANK YOU for letting us be part of Sonny's journey through this blog, Sonny was such a brave little boy.
    Stay strong and continue to look after each other at this very sad time xxx

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  21. Dearest Zoe Gavin and Ruby
    The courage and devotion you have shown each other as a family during this time has been inspiring, uplifting and incredibly moving. Our hearts go out to you, Sonny was a very beautiful brave boy. Your strength has been remarkable. You are in our thoughts every day. Love always Clare and Neil xxxxx

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  22. Gavin, Zoe and Ruby. So sorry to hear about Sonny. Sharon and I in Calgary and Mom in Newfoundland have been following your blog since the beginning. Your courage and honesty through this has been inspiring. You have an amazing family. I'm so glad I had the chance to meet your brave little boy, I wish I would have given him a big hug. I'm sending him one now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...from Canada,
    Myra

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  23. Goodbye old friend. Feel extremely sorry for a fantastic family with
    brilliant parenting skills. He passed away in peace.
    Jamie, WT

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  24. Dear Zoe,Gavin and Ruby. I am so so sorry for your loss.I remember him as being a beautiful, happy,fun loving little boy and I know you will miss him dearly. I regret that I did not keep regular contact with you all as a family but thanks to your courage I have been able to follow Sonny's journey. I would love to see you when you feel the time is right. you are all in my thoughts,bless you xxx Dawn(07896564188)

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  25. To the whole family; such sad news, my thoughts are with you all. xxxxx my condolences love Mandy Seville.

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  26. I remember what a bright, loving and fun family you are; I met you many years ago when I nannied in Islington for the Harkers, and have kept in touch with Soulla since then.
    Hearing your news took my breath away. Your Sonny was an amazing strong boy, and your strength is inspiring. Another bright star in the sky. With much love. Vikki Stewardson (nee Lipinski) xxx

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  27. Can't find the right words to say but want to say so much. He truly was and still will be a shining light and inspiration to anyone reading this blog. I didn't know him but I find myself missing him so much.
    Please Gavin, Zoe and Ruby, take some of the strength of mind which Sonny had so much of and take care of yourselves. It will be a difficult time but together you have so much love so look after each other.
    My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you all. Michelle xx

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  28. Zoe and Gav, Sonny and Ruby - it will always be the four of you. We love you all very much. Lisa, Ed, Louis, Lola and Rudy x

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  29. What a brave Family and brave little boy. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. x

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  30. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHH.

    Not fair.

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  31. I only had the privilege of meeting Sonny once to take his photo with the Red Arrows, but I was struck by what a loving, good-humoured and talented boy he was. I'm so sorry for your loss. With love and best wishes, Sally from GOSH charity.

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  32. Thinking of you at this sad time. We are all so very sorry for your loss. With lots of love The Sargents xxxx

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  33. I have followed Sonny's brave journey through a mutual friend and was so very sad to hear of your loss. I hope you can find some solace in one another as you try to find your way through the fog. You are an amazing family and please feel proud of how you steered your wonderful boy through this time with such love, positivity and bravery. Inspirational. Shine on Sonny.

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  34. Dear Gavin,Zoe and Ruby.I,m kind of at a loss as to what to say.Ive been a friend of Dawns for many years and remember Sonny when she and Kelly looked after him.I remember seeing him at Hippo club..he was such a cutie.I am so sorry for your loss,I cant begin to imagine what you are going through but from just a few comments on your blog and the comments people have left,you are an amazing family and he was clearly such a lovely,brave inspirational boy. I,ll be thinking of you all tomorrow as you celebrate his life,love Belinda,xx

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