'We didn't want our little boy to die in an impersonal hospital'
PUBLISHED: 17:29 30 November 2012
A HEARTBROKEN mum, whose baby boy was born with his lungs upside-down and no collarbone or cartilage, has spoken movingly about his death.
Stascia Warr of Lumbards, Welwyn Garden City, was a volunteer at Keech Hospice Care store in the town during her second pregnancy.
After the birth of her baby Murry, Stascia would never have imagined she would have to one day use the services she had fundraised for.
Murry was born on June 27 and, after spending the majority of his short life in Lister and St Mary’s hospitals, Stascia and her family were given the option of moving him to Keech.
She said: “Murry was taken off the ventilator after being transferred to Keech on September 20.
“As soon as we arrived at Keech we felt at home.
“Everyone was so warm and caring and made us feel comfortable from the very beginning.
“Our little boy unfortunately passed away at Keech after two hours of arriving, but we were so pleased we made it to the hospice.”
She continued: “We didn’t want our little boy to die in an impersonal hospital with people we didn’t know all around us.”
She added: “Keech took casts of his feet and hands, made a memory box for us and even allowed us to plant daffodils at the hospice in memory of him.”
Stascia had always enjoyed working in jobs where she could help others, and following the Keech shop opening in February, she decided to volunteer.
On her work at the Cole Green Lane shop Stascia said: “Having previously worked at another charity shop, I realised I missed doing that kind of work so when I found out they were opening a new Keech shop locally it felt right that I should volunteer.
She added: “Little did I know that one day I would be in need of the services that Keech offers.”
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