Wrexham parents pay tribute to three-year-old Harvey

Reporter:

Garth ApThomas

THE DEVOTED parents of a three-year-old boy who died in his sleep have paid tribute to their courageous son.

Little Harvey Jackson, who had attended Ysgol Heulfan at Gwersyllt for a year, died on Sunday at the family home in Glanrafon, Rhos.

Harvey’s devastated parents, Anna Cole and Norton Jackson, said Harvey, who suffered from cerebral palsy, enjoyed every minute of his short life.

Anna said: “Harvey was absolutely the best son in the world. He never stopped giggling and smiling – a boy who loved to laugh. He filled every minute of our lives with joy and happiness.”

Anna said Harvey always made the most of everything and had many friends at Ysgol Heulfan where he was very happy, attending on a half day basis.

“He was creative and really enjoyed painting,” she added.

“Harvey couldn’t walk or talk but he loved to go swimming and was boisterous.

“He was a big fan of music with the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga being two of his favourites.

“He was an excellent brother to Saul, aged 17, Chelsea, 19, and Alanis, 11. They thought the world of each other.”

Anna said the family had been inundated with messages of condolence and would like to thank everyone who has been in contact to express their sympathy.

She said: “People have been so thoughtful and we really do appreciate their kindness.

“We still don’t know exactly what happened and are awaiting the results of a post mortem examination, which has taken place.

“We haven’t had enough time yet to make funeral arrangements, but there will be a cremation service.”

Anna said she would also like to thank staff at the Home Advisory Service team of the Maelor Hospital, Hope House Children’s Hospice and Ysgol Heulfan for all their support.

An inquest into Harvey’s death has been opened and adjourned by the coroner for North East Wales.

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