Mother talks about ‘excruciating pain’ after only son, 11, died in his sleep

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Heartbroken mom talks about ‘excruciating pain’ after discovering her only son, 11, was lying dead in bed trying to wake him up to go to school

  • Kimberley Shepherd found son Liam, 11, dead in bed when she tried to wake him up
  • The discovered son died in his sleep when she went to wake him up for school
  • Described him as an ‘exceptional boy’ who has always wanted to help others

A heartbroken mother has spoken of her ‘excruciating pain’ after discovering her only son, 11, dead in bed when she tried to wake him up to go to school.

Kimberley Shepherd entered her son Liam’s bedroom to wake him up for school on Tuesday morning, March 23, to find that he had died in his sleep.

Liam’s mother says he was an exceptional boy who always wanted to help others at such a young age.

Speaking of her son, she said: ‘Liam was the most caring, loving, sporty, kind, thoughtful, handsome boy I’ve ever known, he wouldn’t hurt a fly.

‘He changed my life and he was the reason I woke up every day. He wanted to be a police officer and loved helping others, I am and will always be proud of him.

Kimberley Shepherd entered the bedroom of her 11-year-old son Liam (pictured together) to wake him up in front of school on the morning of Tuesday, March 23, to find that he had died in his sleep.

Kimberley Shepherd entered the bedroom of her 11-year-old son Liam (pictured together) to wake him up in front of school on the morning of Tuesday, March 23, to find that he had died in his sleep.

He’s the love of my life, my soul mate, the two of us since he was born and I raised him on my own, I have nothing else to look forward to and I don’t know how I’m going to hit the big milestones without him.

He had so many friends and family who love and care for him, he was so popular and all this seems so unfair to an 11 year old boy.

The response has been overwhelming and demeaning, but it doesn’t bring him back.

‘Life goes on for everyone, but for me it will never go away, the pain is excruciating to lose the closest to me.

“Liam just passed away in his sleep and the reason is not yet known, I found him like that after waking him up for school.”

In the past year, he ran a marathon for the NSPCC in a week, donated food for vulnerable people of his own money, baked pies for the NHS, police and his teachers, and held a lottery to raise money for Winston’s Wish just before he died. .

Liam's mother says he was an exceptional boy who always wanted to help others at such a young age.  Pictured: 11-year-old Liam

Liam's mother says he was an exceptional boy who always wanted to help others at such a young age.  Pictured: 11-year-old Liam

Liam’s mother says he was an exceptional boy who always wanted to help others at such a young age. Pictured: 11-year-old Liam

After Liam died, testimonials poured in on Facebook after Kimberley posted about the tragedy.

People in Weston-Super-Mare were devastated by this news and have come together in a show of support for the primary school student.

Several events have been organized in Weston-Super-Mare to commemorate the boy who captured everyone’s heart.

Weston-super-Mare RFC names a stadium after him and football clubs from far and wide donate signed shirts to raise money in Liam’s memory for kids who can’t afford academy football.

Bristol City, Exeter, Bristol Rovers, Derby County, Norwich City, Rotherham United, Mansfield Town, Watford, Tranmere Rovers and Port Vale Football Club are supporting and organizers are keen to get as many clubs as possible to participate.

Kimberley said, “I want his face and name everywhere, forever.”

A GoFundMe page set up to help with Liam’s funeral and raise money for a charity set up in his name has raised over £ 19,000 – the goal was £ 5,000.

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