Humans of Burnaby

A Mother's Love (4 of 4)

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“Every day is such a challenge because I know what it was like to be a mom. The love a mom can have for their child is so immense. You won’t understand it until you experience it.

When I saw Frankie for the first time, I thought, “Wow, now I know what everyone was talking about.”

It must have been so hard for my parents to see me go through this. My family has been such a great support to me. There’s photos of Frankie all over our house and we visit his grave on his birthday every year.

This sounds so cliché but I do feel stronger. I don’t hate the world and I am not negative towards this experience. I knew there were two roads I could take – be mad at the world and continue to go down the dark road of depression, or live on and look forwards. I would like to be a mother again someday.

We host a pub night fundraiser every year for MitoCanada to raise money and awareness for Mitochondrial disease because no one really knows what it is. The disease is more common than all childhood cancers combined.

About 200 people come out to our pub night each year – our friends, family, and even strangers. It’s just amazing to feel that we are supported. We may only see them once a year but it still means a lot.”

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