Hi, Im Jo-ann Morris, a doting mother of 3 beautiful kids and a devoted Wife. Im 40 something but my birthdays these days are going backwards so Im now 37 years old. I have a sense of humour but sometimes a little warped. Our life was headed in the right direction, we were happy and looked forward to a promising future.
On the 9th of April 2006 our youngest child, our only Son had a terrible accident. Samuel had a near drowning and our perfect life was changed forever in a split second.
This blog will follow the story of my Son Samuel and his survival of a drowning and of my family and the struggles of adjustment of daily life. The ups and downs and all the in betweens of something so horrific. Until I have caught up with the past 3 years and 11 months I will go back and forth with the past and the present.
This is my opinion, my experiences and how I see the world. It is not necessarily how other families circumstances are as each child and drowning experience is unique.
I hope this blog helps other families who have lost a child or who are dealing with a child that has survived a drowning. If you are one of those families I would love you to contact me, comment on the posts and in the future as I get better at blogging to share parts of your journey.
Drownings affect a wide range of people including siblings, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, friends, Pre-school Teachers, Teachers, Emergency Services people and the wider Community. If you are in anyway affected by a drowning or a near drowning I invite you to contribute your stories as well.
I will be talking about our experiences in the health system so I welcome Doctors and other Health Proffessionals who may deal with children like Samuel to also join in the discussion and in the future to contribute to my blog by sharing their experiences in dealing with drowning and near drowning in children.
Thankyou for reading my blog