On the 29th March 2020 my wonderful twin sister Kelly Fitzgibbons life and those of her beautiful girls Ava (4) and Lexi (2) ended so tragically. All three had been shot, a horrific murder, at the hands of Kelly’s partner, the girls Dad, who went on to then take his own life.
I feel like I have been living in a nightmare or some Police drama ever since. It’s been the most horrific experience of mine and my families lives, and as the shock slowly wears off we are faced with the distressing reality that our new lives will have to continue without those three beautiful girls in it, such a devastating and daunting prospect for so many people.
There have been so many things I’ve learnt over the last 6 months, things I wish I’d never need to know or experience, but unfortunately I have, so rather than drown in my own tears and grief I want to share this knowledge and provide some much needed help and support to anyone else unfortunate enough to have to go through such a traumatic and devastating loss. I also want to campaign for changes to gun laws and licences as some simple changes could prevent other similar tragedies.
I want to make Kelly proud and ensure her, Ava and Lexi’s memory lives on, although once met, they were impossible to forget.
So this is for you Kel, the wind beneath my wings.