I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose a child. The pain must be horrific. My deepest sympathies is to all those effected. Talking about such loss can help others. The bravery to talk to parents in the same situation, or worse those with a child they know is dying, can help them find it in themselves to go through their own tragic ordeal.
It won't make the pain of bereavement easier but it will show people that they are not alone. For far too long situations like this are brushed under the carpet and never talked about like unpleasant embarrassment. The child was never talked about and the pain of the relatives not recognised.
Support and remembering is good, especially when it is used to raise awareness of illness or how to survive losing one's child.
However I find it troubling that a death of a innocent child is used for political ends. It doesn't matter if it was Gardon Brown, or David Cameron, I don't like spin doctors using the tragedy of their loss to garner votes.
In this case Samantha Cameron being splashed over the press telling the public that they will never recover from the loss of their beloved son, Ivan. I do not doubt her pain and the fact that Ivan was deeply loved. Her supporting bereaved parents is a good thing, but to talk about just before the election where every vote matters to letting her husband retain power leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
It may just be me but giving even the suspicion that real loss and real pain is being used politically is distasteful.
That is a shame.