The girl in the picture is my little girl Jessica. My only daughter. When she was born, she was discovered to have cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition in which the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick sticky mucus. As a single mother, I didn't know how I'd cope and how I'd provide Jessica with the proper care that she needed..
She would now be 8 years old. Day in day out, I watched her struggle helplessly. I worked but as I worked from home to provide her with proper care, my salary only just allowed me to pay for food on our table. I listened to her asking me why she was different to other children, and I told her it was because she's special.
I wanted to make my little girl's life as enjoyable as possible. I wanted all of her wishes to come true, but I couldn't afford holidays, trips and expensive toys for her. I couldn't give her the life she deserved because I was financially struggling to keep a roof over our heads.
When my daughter passed away, I broke and I am still in a billion pieces. I lost my joy, my little girl, my Jessica. All I want now is to be able to give her the best send-off possible, but I can't cover funeral costs. All I'm asking for is a little support. Help me give my daughter the funeral that she deserves.