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Talia’s story

Talia is mum to Reggie and Albie. Very sadly, in 2020 Reggie passed away suddenly when he was just 5 months old. Here, she tells her story.

My name is Talia and I’m mum to Reggie and Albie. Very sadly, in 2020 Reggie passed away suddenly when he was just 5 months old. Thankfully, Forget Me Not was there for me.

Reggie was born with a condition that meant he had to have an operation within 24 hours. We were in hospital for 3 months. But he recovered and I brought him home. And he was such a happy boy. We spent an amazing Christmas together, and he was doing really well.

Then, on 25th January, he went to sleep and didn’t wake up. I called an ambulance, tried to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead in the hospital.

Fortunately, Forget Me Not were on hand to support me. Just having them at the end of the phone over the next few months made me feel better. They made my worst nightmare a bit more bearable.

Fortunately, Forget Me Not were on hand to support me. Just having them at the end of the phone over the next few months made me feel better. They made my worst nightmare a bit more bearable.

Talia

They supported me with everything, to be honest with you. When I was pregnant with Albie, my head was all over the place. I felt like I was replacing Reggie. Forget Me Not invited me to a support group for parents who were pregnant who had lost a baby. And they helped me think of my pregnancy as a blessing, that Reggie had sent me his little brother to keep me safe.

The team there are like family. They do so much for us and they help keep Reggie’s spirit alive. Especially at this time of year. Christmas is so hard anyway, but without Forget Me Not it would be even more difficult. I don’t know where I’d be without them.

It’s the hardest thing I’m ever going to have to deal with – waking up every day without Reggie in my life. But Forget Me Not gave me hope. Hope that I could live without him. Hope that I could be a mum again to Albie.

It’s the hardest thing I’m ever going to have to deal with – waking up every day without Reggie in my life. But Forget Me Not gave me hope. Hope that I could live without him. Hope that I could be a mum again to Albie.

Talia