My whole life changed on the afternoon of 5th May 2013. My family and I were involved in a speed boat accident in Padstow, Cornwall. My beloved husband Nicko and beautiful daughter Emily were killed, I also lost my left leg below the knee and my three surviving children suffered injuries.
To be given any one of these losses to deal with would have been hard enough but to cope with that level of loss seemed too much for anyone to bear. At the beginning I thought I just had to get through the next minute, hour, day and then I could collapse. I couldn’t believe that time was carrying on without them, how could the clock still be ticking when my whole life had ended? I slowly realized that time doesn’t stop, incredible as it is, and we have to keep going, we just need to find the strength to do it. Call it the human survival instinct or the equally powerful maternal instinct, I have survived and I am still coping.