Alfie Evans' Mum Shares Poignant Poem In Tribute To Her Son
One day on from Alfie Evans' death, his mum Kate James has shared a poignant poem on social media, paying tribute to her late son, that says: "We love you Alfie".
The poem was posted onto Facebook by Alfie's Army supporter Anorahs Grant, which Kate spotted and shared to her own profile.
Mummy please don't cry now.
For I must go to sleep.
I'll be beside you always.
To dry the tears you weep.
Daddy please be strong now.
It's time for me to rest.
The three of us together dad.
We fought, we done our best.
You took my fight to everyone.
The courts, the queen, the pope.
While still caring for your baby.
You never give up hope.
And now the pain bears heavy.
As the time has come to part.
Though you no longer hold me in your arms.
I'll live on in your heart.
For the good Lord he has called me.
To sit there by his side.
Watching over both of you.
With never ending pride.
A last message to my army.
Please hold your loved ones tight.
For no one's time is promised.
Now I must say goodnight.
Writing in the post's caption, she added: "We love you Alfie we do, we love you Alfie we do, we love you Alfie we dooo, oh Alfie we love you."
The 23-month-old toddler passed away nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn.
His dad, Tom Evans, posted on Facebook to say that he was 'heartbroken', writing: "My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 2.30am... absolutely heartbroken."
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Doctors had removed Alfie's life-support following a High Court judge's ruling on Monday but he continued to live.
His parents said that the youngster had defied doctors' expectations and they took their case to the Court of Appeal, but the application to take him abroad was rejected.
Speaking outside Alder Hey Hospital, Tom said: "We got rejected yesterday to go to Italy unfortunately. We could take it further but would that be the right thing to do, would there be more criticism?"
Tom added that their lives had been 'turned upside down' by the 'intense focus' his case had received.
Support for the toddler grew by the minute all over the globe. Earlier this week LADbible reported that Poland was the latest country to get behind the family when a group held a vigil in the city of Krakow.
The supporters gathered outside a building in the city where they left teddy bears, flowers and banners on the floor and walls.
The words 'Save Alfie Evans' were written out on pieces of paper and placed at the front. Blue balloons were hung up on lampposts and several candles were also lit.
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