Open air laundrette, Mumbai.
Hundreds of men here since generations wash thousands of clothes from all over the city, with their own bare hands for 14 hours a day, everyday of the entire week, doesn't matter what's the weather like. They are paid for this the equivalent of 2€ per day.
Saturday, a lovely lady called Diane from the Hospice told me that as a result of the conversation I had with her almost four years ago, the Hospice had gone on to design a leaflet containing information about Repatriation. The process of returning someone who has passed away, back to their home country / back to the Island.
Diane said she was so moved by what I said, and equally distraught that we were not able to access this information after our precious Tabitha passed away in Liverpool; that they have now rolled out this information / leaflet across the whole of the North West of England.
Whilst I do feel incredibly proud that Tabitha's little life has made so many positive changes, and spread so much more awareness about child bereavement; the reason I wanted to share this today is really to keep on encouraging YOU. Keep on sharing your experiences, all of the good and all of the bad. If I had held back about the things that made losing our daughter worse (lack of information, lack of support) then the improvements in care, information and services available for families wouldn't be what they are today. Use YOUR voice, and amazing can happen!
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