It is with complete sadness that I post this news from the Simpsons.
“With ours hearts in pieces and tears that won’t stop, our family this morning wakes as four. With his brothers at his side Jake took his last breath around 9.15pm. His smile forever in our photos, our love for him will always be filled in our hearts and his courage will help us stand and walk forward.
He was brave till the end and wanted us to be ok with his decision to let ok, as his words to me,”I’ve tried to wait for a cure Mum, tried to believe in your miracle but it’s too hard. I want to walk again, run on the field, I can’t do that if I stay here waiting for that cure”.
It was his way of asking me if he could go.
Today our family will spend the day together, sharing many tears but remembering our gorgeous loving son, a fantastic role model to his beautiful younger brothers, Connor and Brodie who have been able to share such a wonderful brotherhood bond that will never be forgotten or broken. He was an inspiration to so many and loved by all those that called him Mate.
We thank all who have sent us messages of love and support this morning and to his dedicated mates and our Willowburn and Rockville families, thank you for some of the most wonderful tributes we have been reading on Facebook this morning.”
Jakey will never be forgotten. Fly high Jakey x