Hello, I'm Jason and with the support of my wife Katie, we are honoring our son Aubrey. Last year was the happiest and saddest year of our lives. We found out we were pregnant with our first child and were over the moon with the thought of becoming parents. But everything changed at the 12 weeks scan. We were told Aubrey was very poorly, leading us on a very different path into parenthood. After weeks of heartache, we were referred to the perinatal team at Claire House. Their support was invaluable and still remains a constant in our lives. Aubrey was born extremely premature on 30th April 2022 and passed away on 5th May. To honour his first birthday this year and celebrate the six days we spent with our beautiful boy, I will run a marathon every day for six days starting on 30th April 2023.
We want to raise money for Claire House, not only to say thank you but to help other families just like ours. The perinatal, therapy and butterfly teams held us through our darkest days and helped us move forward with our healing journey. Baby loss is something no parent expects to happen, but it impacts so many lives. Aubrey has given us the love and strength to open up about our experience as parents and help break down the stigma attached to baby loss. We hope to raise awareness as well as money.
Because of you, Aubrey, I will push myself physically harder and further than I ever have before. Your legacy will live on, and your memory will provide love and support to other families like ours. You inspire us to be the best Mummy and Daddy we can be for you. We are grateful you chose us and know you will guide us through the rest of our lives.
If you would like to support me in raising money for Claire House and all the fantastic work they do for children and their families, please donate, share the link on social media, and encourage others to support. Your money can make a real difference to a family who urgently needs more support.
I'll share my training progress leading up to 30th April, and then updates will be provided for the 6-day event. The routes will be shared if you'd like to cheer me on or even join me for sections of the runs.
Thank you for helping me celebrate Aubrey and help other families like us get the help and support they need. Every pound will make a difference, and no donation is too small. Let's make a difference together, raise as much as possible for Claire House and break the taboo of baby loss.
You can find us on social media:
@jay_frain (Instagram) / Jay Frain (Facebook)