You do not have to be a mother or a father to recognise the pain the death of a child must bring. You simply need to be a human being.
But when a child dies in tragic circumstances the loss must be huge.
And it is a loss to the community and society as a whole.
Just think about the domino effect. Families torn apart with grief, health issues that may follow, young friends and siblings mourning at a young age and the loss to us all of a future adult.
Becky Ramsay's son drowned in 2011. For the last five years Becky has been fighting to get water safety on the national curriculum and ensure positive changes are made to prevent future unnecessary deaths.
One week ago she launched a new petition. It is not the first such petition but this time it could, no it MUST, be successful. The petition says:
The petition needs 100,000 signatures to be considered by the government. The timescale has been reduced from one year to just 26 weeks.
So time is short and your help is vital. Please sign and share the petition. Show your support in any way that you can.
Becky's campaigning may be about to pay off.
According to one man on Twitter "Initiative to get a lesson on water safety on the National Curriculum currently being considered by Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools."
But it is too early to be complacent.
Help make this petition reach 100,000 signatures and more.
Dawn's story by Becky Ramsay.