Mum Vicky Maley shared her story with me about losing her son Isaac when he was just 10 years old to asthma.
Like millions of children in the UK Isaac was diagnosed with asthma when he was four and used his inhaler before playing sport. He’d never had an asthma attack and at his last check up was told he’d almost grown out of the condition. So when he complained about his chest getting tight last summer, then lost consciousness and died later in hospital his family were stunned and devastated.
Vicky, 41, from Trafford in Greater Manchester has gone on to raise more than £50,000 for the charity Once Upon A Smile who help families dealing with bereavement.
Her story was published in Me, The Sun’s health and wellbeing section, on 28 June, and it was a pleasure to work with such a strong, inspiring lady.