To Whom It May Concern,
This year has been extremely hard on my sister and her 3 sons. Let me first start off by introducing you to them. Nicole is now 30 and her 3 sons are Daegan 8, and the twins Kylan 5 and Devlin 5. These are the greatest little boys you could ever meet and I’m not just saying that because they are family. These kids are extremely special and deserve the world, but then again what kid doesn’t.
Nicole and the boy’s father JC had been together for just over 14 years.
On the night of the 17 January 2017 they had a huge argument, Daegan and Devlin were already asleep and JC started to get physical. Nicole phoned me and I told her I would go pick her up so that the situation wouldn’t escalate further. Kylan was still awake so I told Nicole to bring him with but leave the other 2 sleeping because the last thing we wanted was to cause more traumas.
I fetched Nicole and Kylan and they were both terrified. Eventually when we got back to the house Kylan settled and we put him to bed but Nicole had an awful feeling that JC was going to try do something stupid. I told her to put those feelings aside and go to bed and that they just needed a bit of space between them and that we would sort everything out in the morning.
On the morning of the 18th of January 2017 she received a phone call from the Body corporate of her complex instructing her to return home immediately. Upon returning home she had found that JC had committed suicide and the other 2 boys the found him.
Before the incident both Nicole and JC had lost their jobs and were jobless for 4 months, the children were already suffering. My mother and I helped out as much as we could, but with 3 growing boys nothing was ever enough.
After the funeral she had great support for the first month or so, she got donated food and clothes for the boys. But now she is still left unemployed with school fees to pay and transport for the boys as she doesn’t own a vehicle.
I simply wish that Nicole could find a job, and get a car and be able to give these boys everything they deserve. To see them struggle every day for the simplest things like bread and milk, and hearing the boys say “Mom I don’t think I want to have kids one day they are too expensive and I don’t want to struggle like you”, is absolutely heartbreaking. No family should need to go through this ever.
If I could I would trade my life to give them a better one.
If there is any way that we could possibly set up a funding scheme that people can pay R100 or anything they can afford for a few months to help her get back on track or even offer her a job, these thing would literally change an entire families lives.
If you feel that you could assist her in any way, please contact her on 079 399 8446 or [email protected]
Thank you for reading this, and thank you for any help you may be able to give. May God bless you now and forever more!
A Deeply Concerned Sister and Aunty.