Sadly yesterday, 20th November 2012, little Caden Beggan from Cleland in Scotland, lost his difficult battle against meningococcal septicaemia which he had fought bravely for four weeks. He died in the arms of his parents in Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, which had looked after him so well.
His father said on Facebook: “Dear friends, Caden Riley Beggan. Born 29th September, 2006. Died 20th November, 2012…in Mummy and Daddy's arms. Thank you for all your support. Caden is alive forevermore.”
This little man now occupies a special place in my heart and in the heart of thousands of others.
May He Rest In Peace.
More about Caden's story can be found here Caden's Story
If you would like to donate to Yorkhill Hospital in remembrance of Caden, as per his family's wishes, here is the address of the foundation representing the hospital in Glasgow
"Some of you have also been asking about sending cards and flowers to David and Angela. Please feel free to send cards to the family home.
However we ask that, instead of sending flowers, people consider sending donations to Yorkhill Children's Hospital, if they prefer."
Caden's school, Ladywell Primary School in Motherwell are also trying to raise as much money as possible for meningitis research in memory of Caden. If you would like to buy their charity single costing 79p here is the link .... https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/o-holy-night-single/id581527767
See update: Rest In Peace little Man
If you haven't already heard the heartbreaking story of 6 year old Caden Beggan then I will let this quote from his dad explain a few things.
“At 7am on Tuesday morning we found Caden on the bathroom floor after being sick. We had no idea that a few hours later he’d be fighting for his life.
“He was not meant to survive the night. He was not meant to survive the ambulance journey from Wishaw General to Yorkhill Children’s hospital in Glasgow. He was not meant to survive the next day, or the next night. But, in spite of his critical condition, he is with us.”
Read More: http://www.bellshillspeaker.co.uk/news/local-headlines/facebook-thousands-are-praying-for-caden-1-2607018
And thank God I am happy to say he is still with us and his wonderful family are keeping everyone up to date with the progress, or not, of this lovely boy. I have to say from a personal point of view that the loving words of his father, although an emotional roller-coaster to read are truly beautiful, even more so when you think of the terrible struggle they are going through as a family.
Please follow this child's progress as his family are calling out for support and for the hope and prayers of anyone willing to give it.
His story can be followed here: http://www.facebook.com/CadenBeggan
There is a donate page for this family if anyone would like to donate. I'm sure the creator of this page will not mind me adding this link.