Dealing With the Loss of a Child; One Parent's Unusual Answer Published in an Illustrated ShortStory

Losing a child during term, neo-natal care, or early life is every parent’s worst nightmare.

Online PR News – 20-May-2010 – – Emsworth, UK, May 19, 2010 -- According to figures from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) the UK ranks second of the Top 10 Worst child mortality rates for children under age five, at 6.5 deaths per 1000 live births. The UK fared marginally better than the USA mortality rate of 8.5 deaths per 1000 live births for children under age five.

Chances are we all know someone who has experienced the trauma of losing a young child. Providing comfort and relief to those families that have experienced loss is a difficult task.

One couple, from Hampshire, England, that experienced the loss of one of their twins half way through term under difficult circumstances has found an unusual way to try to gain some comfort and understanding.

'Daddy' wrote a story titled 'Aaron's Star' for Aaron's Mummy ( ) in an attempt to make sense of what happened, and explain that Aaron’s life force lives on.

'Aaron's Star' ( ) takes the parent on a journey where Aaron shares a poignant message in his song of life that he asks his Mummy to sing in her own life.

The illustrated story is being published by Just Imagine UK Limited through

The book will be released July 9th 2010, and is written and presented in the format of an illustrated children’s story, yet for parents that have experienced loss. The book is written by: Daddy, for Mummy. It could be written by any Daddy for any Mummy that has been through this type of trauma.

The book also has space for a parent to add their child’s name and commit the book to his or her memory.

The objective behind sharing the story through publication is that other parents that struggle with their loss, may find a glimmer of hope or understanding from the song of life that Aaron shares with his Mummy in ‘Aaron’s Star’.

Press Contact:
Roark McMaster
Just Imagine UK Limited
Hampshire, PO10 7SU United Kingdom
+44 (0) 7771162810