Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Poetic Tribute to a Boy with ,Cyangel wings,CO

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Poetic Tribute to a Boy with ,Cyangel wings,CO

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Tegan Annett

Reporter

HE HAD a smile that could break your heart.

That was one thing Lucas SwaffieldCOs family was sure of when he was born.

But shock soon followed when they were informed he had cerebral palsy.

Claire SwaffieldCOs son Lucas died in August last year in a car crash, but his legacy lives on in a book written by his nanna, Debbie McCutcheon.

The book titled I can Touch the Moon was written before he died, to explain to his older brother Charlie why Lucas was different.

C[pounds sterling]He used to wonder why Lucas couldnCOt eat or play with him,C[yen] she said.

The profoundly disabled three-year-old was described as having angel wings.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs a story of our journey with Lucas having cerebral palsy.C[yen]

Claire said she had looked for a book to help describe LucasCO condition to Charlie.

Debbie believes the book has helped with the familyCOs grief.

C[pounds sterling]We just wanted to get the message out there Co itCOs ok not to be able to walk and talk,C[yen] Debbie said. …

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