‘The Visitor‘, in Lancashire, has posted a story about Chris Wilson, who sadly died a year ago as a result of an epileptic seizure. We are sharing the article below as it would have been Chris’s birthday today. We would also like to thank Chris’s family and friends for the money they have raised for epilepsy research in his memory.Above: Chris and his mum, Yvonne Wilson.Above: Graham Wilson (Chris’s dad) and Paula Smith planting the tree.Last week marked one year since Chris Wilson, 28, died from an epileptic seizure. Graham Wilson (Chriss dad) and Paula Smith planting the tree. The kitchen assistant, who worked at Hillcroft Nursing Home in Slyne, was popular among the staff and the residents and his death was a huge blow to everyone who knew him. On Friday July 14, an apple tree was planted in the grounds of the Slyne home as family and friends gathered to pay their respect. Thirty red balloons were also released to mark his 30th birthday, which would have been on July 24. Paula Smith, who worked with Chris at Hillcroft and helped organise the day, said: “We didn’t want this day to go by without us all getting together and marking the occasion. The balloon release in memory of Chris Wilson. “Chris was a thoughtful, considerate and cheeky young man that would always have us in fits of laughter. Work isn’t the same without him, and he will always be missed.” Shortly after Chris’s death, his family decided that they wanted to raise more awareness of epilepsy and managed to fundraise more than £7,500 for Epilepsy Research UK.Above: The balloon release in memory of Chris Wilson.Yvonne Wilson, Chris’s mum, was touched by the tribute held on Friday. She said: “It was absolutely fabulous, especially on such a difficult day for us. We didn’t really know what to do because we didn’t want to celebrate his death, but what Hillcroft did broke the day up for us. It made it more meaningful that people cared. “It was a lovely gesture, especially with Chris’s 30th coming up so soon. Paula did us proud.”Copy and photos used with permission.Click here to read more news from Epilepsy Research UK.
July 24th, 2017|