Life as we knew it was cast away from its course into dark and deep waters of despair and confusion. Dealing with what is known as “ambiguous loss” has been a long journey with many hard lessons learned along the way. Lessons about life and family and what is meaningful anymore. One thing that has grown out of this darkness and continues to lift us is the light that was and still is Damien. The joy that he brought. The good and decent person he had become. Not perfect but delightfully silly and entertaining. The joy he brought lives with us still.
It is because of this deep confusion, lessons learnt and continued shining light that keeps me focused on making his loss into something meaningful. It is because he shines as a beacon of hope and joy and we refuse to let his spirit flicker and die. We continue to strive to make things better for other missing cases. We will endeavor to ensure that cases are given full, respectful scrutiny by police and other organizations that are involved in any way. We want all stones turned and nothing left to chance.
Please help us get the support we need. The momentum is growing for this idea and we are delighted that this call has been taken up by professionals in their fields who see the value of these ideals. Please sign our petition and support the call for Damien’s Law and the principals that form the manifesto.