My name is Geraldine Fitzgerald and I am a trained volunteer for the CRY freephone Helpline.
When our son George (the youngest of three boys) died of sudden cardiac death in 2004, we were devastated. We wondered how we as individuals and as a family could possibly survive this horrendous tragedy.
Marie and Michael Greene, the Co-Founders of CRY along with the wonderful medical people were a huge support to us, as were our family and friends.
A long time has passed and although we miss George every day, the pain has eased and we find ourselves enjoying life again. I now feel that it is time to support others who have either lost a loved one to SCD or who are living with a diagnosis. We unfortunately can’t change things. We can offer a listening ear as people work through their grief.
Please reach out – our FREEPHONE numbers are;
ROI 1800 714 080
NI/UK 00 44 8006 40 62 80
The Helpline is available:
7-9pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
10am to 12 noon on Wednesdays