Saturday, June 23, 2007

So sad

I have just received an email from Avi which broke my heart. A blog mate of his has lost his five year old son under tragic and unexpected circumstances. Being directed to the blog site in question and all that was there was what I have already told. But there were two videos. Of father and child in question. I cannot bear to watch these videos. For all its briefness that post had me in tears. Its not my loss but I feel it all the same.

Avi has done something incredibly generous and selfless. Outpouring of support from complete strangers would seem (to me at least) shallow and strangely selfish. So Avi has set up a 'donation' system, though its not a registered charity so you need to get something in return. It has been devised that, in return for your donation, you can download some memorial graphics.

I cannot afford to make large or multiple donations, but I can help to spread the word. Please, everybody, take some time. Its a small donation to help ease the financial burden of a father who has just lost his son. But its more than that. Its a show of support.

Father and Son
Avi's donation post

8 comments:

R2K said...

I love this blog, and most of all I love the picture of you. I will be visiting Melanesia soon, maybe ill swing by your area on the way back.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

And you say you have no love in you?

Mister Underhill said...

That is unbelivably horrible :(

phishez_rule said...

r2k - thats not really a full representation of me you know.

Ingsoc - I have lots of love, but I doubt my ability to fall in love.

Mr U - I can't comprehend it.

Ms Smack said...

Hiya. I checked the Dawg's site and it made me thankful for my life and sorry for his loss. As a parent myself, I'm not sure I could survive it, if it were to happen to me. I have no words for him. I don't know him, but so tragic... :(

Avitable said...

Thanks for posting this.

Cazzie!!! said...

Too sad, I left comment..

Sakura said...

I watched the video today at work, OMG i am in tears as i write this.