Weʼve raised £750 to Help start a new charity called Kaylum's Kisses which we hope will give some comfort to parents who sadly loose a child.
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 30th June 2018
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Kaylums Kisses is an initiative developed by the family of a 5 year old little boy (my boy) Kaylum who sadly lost his second battle with Neuroblastoma and went to join the Angels in the sky in August 2016
Having endured 3 years of intensive and intrusive therapy and operations Kaylum showed incredible strength and fought with every ounce of his being, however it was not meant to be . The only grain of comfort that could be taken from this was that he was finally free from pain and could leave this hideous disease behind him, however that meant he left me - his mummy, and a big hole in his family’s world. What Kaylum went through who was barely more than baby was unbearable for his family to watch and there is no justification as to why this wonderful little boy had to endure this disease and be stripped of his life in such a cruel way.
During the last stages of Kaylums battle we had to spend time at a child’s hospice so that Kaylum could receive the care he needed, this was the awful realisation that the fear I had struggled to keep down for the last 3 years had become a devastating reality and CANCER was taking my heartbeat - my baby, away from me.
I shared every breath alongside my child and had spent every minute, every second by his side and then I was left all alone.
Without him I am broken and taking painful and fragile steps to try and find the courage to keep going. Only pride in his determination to fight for his life gives me the strength to keep breathing and walking alongside those today. The pride I feel for such a little boy whose bravery astounded us on a daily basis cannot be expressed through words alone.
It has now been a year since Kaylums passing and I feel now is the time I would like to set up a charity so that his name will live on forever and that through my pain I can maybe bring a crumb of comfort to a parent who like me is faced with the devastation of losing a child.
Kaylums Kisses will offer, free of charge, a 3d sculpture of the child’s hand or foot and/or necklace with their child’s fingerprints engraved. A replica of the hand/ foot life size detailing every crease, line and nail. We would look to be able to do this at any time and place either before or after the childs passing..
I really want this to be achieve by #kaylumskisses
Looking back now I wish there was someone who had come to me at this time and offered me keepsake items of Kaylum but unfortunately there wasn't . I will always have the most beautiful memories and photos of my beautiful boy in my heart and head which are so precious and no one will ever be able to take from me but to have something that I could physically hold and touch, of him would of been so heart-warming and mean everything. I know from losing the most beautiful boy, my boy, that nothing will ease this pain, but to be able to hold his hand or touch his foot again would be priceless. I can see in my mind every crease on his hand but to hold a sculpture of it to my face and press it on my cheek when I need to feel him close would have been something really special and would have comforted me immensely.
Nobody wants to or should ever have to consider doing such a thing and especially for the reasons why, to not have regrets for anything that wasn't done to remember their child is such a huge part of being able to carry on. To help bring comfort in a world of sorrow and pain is now my mission bought about through my own regrets and experience.
Please can I ask for your support through donations of fund raising to help us achieve this wish and to help bring comfort to those who endure this heartache, it is only with the support of the public that we will be able to achieve this, every bit of help counts, great or small
Thankyou for your support, present, past and during our journey we can not thank you enough.
To become a Registered Charity and enable us to provide this service we need to raise at least £5,000. We are half way there but need help to raise the other half. Please help in anyway you can and lets get Kaylum's Kisses passed on to those who really need them xx
RIP KAYLUM - KEEP BOUNCING ON THOSE CLOUDS AND SWINGING THROUGH THE STARS BUT MOST OF ALL LET YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE BRIGHTEN UP THE SKY XXXXXXXXXX
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THERESA DAMSELL started crowdfunding
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May 3, 2018
Such a wonderful thing to do .
Feb 25, 2018
Thank you for the model of our beautiful Evie's hand. We will treasure it forever.
Feb 16, 2018
Kaylum, my little boy dexter is losing his battle with neuroblastoma and will be with you in the sky soon, please look after each other. Xxx
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Oct 15, 2017
What a lovely idea xxx
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Myself, Leanne, Carly, Chelsea and Helen are dedicated to setting up the charity to keep Kaylum's name alive and to bring some comfort to others who may be grieving the loss of a child