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David's Story - Brother Murdered on 40th Birthday


40th Birthday from hell

Published: 04/09/2023

My brother David was murdered on his actual 40th Birthday. 

His favourite musical was The Lion King. 

We even played the 'Circle of Life' at his celebration of life.

He was planning to take my son; his nephew to see the musical in January 2023 for his Christmas present but never got the opportunity to book them. 

David's death has affected us all, but it has had a huge impact on my little boy, he's only 4. 

He misses his best mate; Uncle David so much and talks about him every day. 

Fortunately, he has an excellent memory and recalls all the fun things he did with my brother; water fights in the garden, going to parks, Zoo or just simply playing with his toys.

Can Smileforjoel help please?

How SmileForJoel helped...

"We are humbled by Smile for Joel's kind gesture and generosity in gifting us tickets to see The Lion King Musical today at Birmingham (via Victim Support)

Not only did you put a smile of my little boys face, you put a smile, with a few tears thrown in for good measure on mine and my mums face too 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you."

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