The last month has been most challenging. My younger brother, who was fighting cancer, became critically ill and after three weeks in intensive care, passed away from respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. He fought so hard and I think his body just had had enough. He was only 36 years old.

Children should not pass away before their parents. It just messes up the natural order of things. For those of you who don't know me that well, my father also passed away as a young man (same age as my brother) from an unknown heart defect. To see my mother suffer so, has been heartwrenching to say the least.