Heartbroken mum shares ‘unbearable’ pain after son, 11, dies suddenly in sleep
The mum of an 11-year-old boy who tragically died in his sleep has spoken about her devastating loss.
Kimberley Shepherd went into her son Liam's bedroom to wake him up for school on the morning of March 23 to find he had passed away in his sleep, Bristol Live reports.
People from Westernsupermare were devastated at this news and have come together in a remarkable show of support for the Ashcombe primary school pupil, whose death has shocked everyone.
A GoFundMe page set up to help with Liam's funeral and raise funds for a charity set up in his name has raised more than £18,000 – the goal was £5,000.
Kimberley is also running events to make sure her son will be remembered for the kind, loving boy he was.
She told Somerset Live: "Liam was the most caring, loving, sporty, kind, thoughtful, handsome boy I have ever known, he would not hurt a fly.
"He changed my life and he was the reason I woke up every day.
"He wanted to be a policeman and loved helping others, I am and always will be proud of him.
"He is the love of my life, my soul mate, there was just the two of us since he was born and I raised him alone, I have nothing else to look forward to and I do not know how I will face the big milestones without him.
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"He had so many friends and family who love and care for him, he was so popular and this all seems so unfair to an 11-year-old boy.
"The response has been overwhelming and humbling however it does not bring him back.
"Life moves on for everyone but for me, it never will go, the pain is unbearable to lose the closest thing to me."
Liam's mum says he was an exceptional boy, always wanting to help others at such a young age.
In the plast year he ran a marathon in a week for NSPCC, he donated food out of his own money for vulnerable people, he made cakes for the NHS, police and his teachers, he was holding a raffle to raise money for Winstons Wish just before he passed away so tragically and suddenly.
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