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Maya lost her smile after her big brother was killed in a car accident.
Maya’s brother Kiran was killed by a car which ran onto the pavement while he was on his way to fetch a pint of milk.
Yasmin and Neel didn’t know how to explain what happened to Maya’s big brother. “We were so numb, so lost. We just didn’t have the energy to reach out to Maya.”
Reminders of Maya’s big brother Kiran are everywhere. His death overshadowed everything.
Mum Yasmin spent a lot of time mourning alone. She blamed herself for Kiran’s death.
“Jess helped us take things one step at a time. Her support meant we could start to enjoy being together again.”
One of our volunteers, Jess, now visits the family every week. Yasmin says “Jess is always there to talk to. She stopped us blaming each other and helped us pull through for the sake of our daughter”.
“Our neighbours didn’t know what to say to us. Now we’ve finally plucked up the courage to go out again as a normal family.”
Maya felt so alone. Jess encouraged Yasmin to spend time with her, even if it was just doing a puzzle or playing a game.
Losing a child is devastating. But thanks to help from Home-Start volunteer Jess, the family is finally beginning to look forward to the future together.
All images are posed by models, to protect the children involved.