Mum of baby who died in sling says her “heart has been ripped in a million pieces”
By Nikki Black
Writer / May 08 2019
The mother of a three-week-old baby boy who tragically died while being carried in a baby sling has spoken out about the family’s ordeal.
“Just wanted to do a shout out, a massive thank you to a massive group of people who came together and helped me when I couldn't help myself,” Tattika Dunn posted on Facebook.
“I cannot go into detail as it's still very raw and my heart feels like it's been ripped in a million pieces but on the 8th of last month whilst going for a routine check up with my three week old precious baby boy Harvey passed,” she wrote.
“It happened for "no known reason" nothing can be explained, a very much loved family member was taken from this world, he had a mum a dad and four year old twin brothers who loved him more then anything!
“When one of our worst nightmares came to play a community stood up and helped do things I just couldn't, these people are now like family.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support the family during this difficult time, with a modest goal of $5000 to cover basic needs.
The 36-year-old and her partner Bill McGlinn said they “will never stop loving, missing, and grieving for the loss of their son”.
They also said their other sons, four-year-old twins Seth and Bailey, will now grow up without their baby brother.
Click here to contribute to the family's GoFundMe page.