Today’s post is a little shout out to Elle Wright, author of the book Ask Me His Name.
In case you have been living under a rock and have not heard of this wonderful woman, Elle and her husband Nico lost their son Teddy to a rare metabolic disorder just three days after he was born. In Teddy’s memory, Elle started fundraising for the hospital at which Teddy received care and started a beautiful blog (at Feathering The Empty Nest) which has gone from strength to strength. She writes and speaks so openly and eloquently about her experience of losing her son and how she has managed to carry on despite this tragedy.
She has grown in voice here on social media and has written a book; a biography of her story. A book about a motherhood that she did not plan for or expect; a story that needs to be heard. I am yet to complete this book, but I know it will be an emotional one. I feel it is essential for us all to hear stories like Elle’s so that we can try to understand what it means to go through neonatal loss, how to support someone we may know going through it and how you can actually carry on living.
She is an avid supporter of the charity Tommy’s and is donating a portion of the proceeds of her book sales to them.