Sue and Noel Radford have paid an emotional tribute to their stillborn son, Alfie. This comes as Alfie would have celebrated his eighth birthday on Wednesday (July 6).
Sue and Noel Radford, who have 22 children and live in Morecambe, have shared how much they love and miss their son, adding that they would go through all the ‘pain and heartache’ again if they got to hold him one last time.
Alfie was the couples 17th child and his heartbeat could no longer be found during Sue’s three-month scan, which sadly was the day after she announced she was pregnant again.
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The family shared the devastating news on social media, writing: “Our beautiful baby boy Alfie Thomas was born sleeping at 7.53am today. He was so perfect in every way. Our hearts are breaking, you will always be a huge part of our lives, Alfie, know that we loved you very much.”
The loss of Alfie came almost a year after the couple suffered a devastating miscarriage. The family miss Alfie every day and call him their “missing heartbeat”, but mum Sue has found a way to honour and remember her son. She has Alfie’s tiny handprints permanently inked onto her own hand, while his footprints were tattooed onto her feet.
To celebrate what would have been Alfie’s eight birthday, the family laid flowers, a balloon and a teddy bear at his grave. Alongside a picture of this, the family wrote: “Happy 8th Heavenly birthday Alfie. If only we could go back in time I would go through all the pain and heartache again if it meant I got to hold you in my arms one last time.
“We love and miss you so much little man. Your big brother Oscar said to me today if Alfie was here with us he’d be playing on the tablets with us.”
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