I have kept this to myself for a few days but just thought others may have experience in helping family to cope with a dreadful tragedy.
Yaan, my Step Grandson is 24 years and after work last Tuesday whilst riding his motor cycle was hit by a car, ran over his head according to reports and has been in a coma since at Royal Perth Hospital.
He excelled at school, could have gone to uni but chose the Navy, Recently he went back to civilian life and working very successfully as an engineer in hydrolics in support of a mining company. He has been saving silver 1966 rounds for many years too so probably headed for ASF one day. His Mum and Dad split some 12 years back so have been his mentor a bit. Ran him to army cadets for a number of years whilst he was at school adn all the other things one does when you are working with the talent for our Aussie future.
However this evening after talking to his Mum on an update I have broken down and just do not know what to do. Yeh the cold hard plod. But Family is very different.
Funny I love ASF as it helped me to survive the ordeals of prostate cancer and an attempted suicied some 5 years back.
But what can we do about young Yaan, who is so bright and optimistic that everyone just loved him and you all would too.