In memory of Wyatt Rose Wheeler

by Nicola Gilmore with friends of the family in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom

In memory of Wyatt Rose Wheeler
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On 5th December 2020 we successfully raised £2,532 with 175 supporters in 28 days

It is with unimaginable sadness and the heaviest of hearts that we have to write these words. On the morning of 6th of November 2020, Wyatt ...

by Nicola Gilmore with friends of the family in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom

It is with unimaginable sadness and the heaviest of hearts that we have to write these words. On the morning of 6th of November 2020, Wyatt Rose Wheeler passed away suddenly after a short illness. She was only a little more than two years of age and leaves behind her parents Laura and Sean and her two elder sisters Layla and Amelia. Her family are, of course, devastated by this awful tragedy, and truly broken by this terrible shock.

In her short time with us, Wyatt touched the lives of so many. The outpouring of grief and love for this wonderful little girl has been overwhelming and humbling. Wyatt was a happy, curious, sweet-natured and lovely little girl who was loved fiercely by all who knew her. Words can’t express nor do justice to the joy she brought to all of us and the pain her passing has brought. She captured the hearts of those who met her, immediately. Her captivating positivity and joy for life was a pleasure to witness. To know her was to love her, deeply and instantly. Though she is no longer with us, she will forever be loved and missed by so many.

This post and campaign has been written, organised and put together by a small group of people who love Wyatt and her family. In the face of such a senseless tragedy we have the impossible task of trying to ease their pain in any way we can. The truth is, nothing can make any of this ok, or ease a parents devastation at the loss of such a treasured child, it feels hopeless and cruel. Wyatt should never have been taken away from us. She had her whole life ahead of her, full of promise, and what a beautiful life it would have been. We only hope that by this small gesture we can do something to help with the practicalities of the coming months. No one can ever be prepared for something like this, and it’s simply too much to expect a family to even begin to come to terms with what happens next. We want to make sure that in the short term, their cupboards are full, their house is warm, that they don’t have to worry about anything at all on top of what they’re already suffering. In the longer term we want to make sure that they are able to celebrate Wyatt’s life with a memorial fitting of how truly loved she was. We would give Wyatt the world if we could.

Therefore we respectfully ask, only if you are able to do so, for donations of whatever you can comfortably afford so that we can help the family through the coming weeks and months. Wyatt will be forever loved and never forgotten and leaves the world a lesser place without her. Our thoughts, love and unending support are with her family now, and always. 

NOTE: We would like to give the family privacy and space at this difficult time. If you would like to get in touch please email us at [email protected] We are in touch with the family and can pass on any messages or cards etc. As and when they are up to it we will liaise directly with them on your behalf if needed. 

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