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Personal stories

My story – by Julien Lawton

Published by Caroline, 6 Jul 2021

My story is quite a simple story. My life was as normal as most; I was happily married to Sara and we had three children; five-year-old Harrison, four-year-old Amelia and had just been blessed with our third, Gracie. It was whilst breastfeeding Gracie that Sara discovered a lump and was feeling lethargic. After much to-ing […]

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Ireana – how HOLG helped after her husband’s accident

Published by Caroline, 25 Feb 2020

When Ireana’s husband suffered a head injury in 2012, although he survived, the damage to his brain was so severe that he will never be the same person again. The sense of loss felt by Ireana and her daughters for the husband and father they loved has been overwhelming. HOLG continues to support them – […]

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Kathy – coping after suicide

Published by Caroline, 17 Feb 2020

The death of a loved one to suicide can be especially traumatic and difficult to understand, particularly for children. When Kathy’s ex-husband, Gary, took his own life, she found it hard to know how to explain his death to their two children, Matilda, 9 and Finley, 7, and help them cope. Here she tells us […]

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