Teen says last goodbye to boyfriend before life support is switched off – the picture breaks my heart Teen says last goodbye to boyfriend before life support is switched off – the picture breaks my heart
Saying goodbye to someone you love is never easy. When you know it’s the last chance you’ll ever get, it can be unbearable for... Teen says last goodbye to boyfriend before life support is switched off – the picture breaks my heart

Saying goodbye to someone you love is never easy. When you know it’s the last chance you’ll ever get, it can be unbearable for some.

For Stephanie Ray, girlfriend of 16-year-old Blake Ward, one of the hardest things a person can do is already a tragic memory. Ward was one of three teenagers swept away by a riptide on Tuesday, August 1, 2018. Though rescuers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution were able to retrieve all three boys, doctors later determined that Ward had suffered too much brain damage and would never recover.

According to the Daily Star, the family of the teenager made the gut-wrenching decision to turn off his life support on August 4. Before they did, however, Stephanie was given the chance to say her final farewell …

The tear-jerking moment was captured in an image that she uploaded to her Facebook.

The 15-year-old wrote: “Today has been the hardest day for me and it will be a day I will never be able to forget 😭😭❤”

Stephanie had rushed to hospital initially, hoping against hope that her boyfriend would wake up. She described Ward as “a loving a caring person” and told how he “would do anything for anyone.”

Her post read: “Just know Blake wasn’t in any pain and he passed away with his family around him and he will forever be missed and he will always have a special place in my heart.”

The heartbreaking photo, meanwhile, shows Stephanie lying next to Ward in the hospital room, before his life support was turned off.

The 16-year-old had been swimming off of Tywyn beach in Gwynedd, Wales, when he and two others were swept away from shore by a riptide. All three were picked up by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and subsequently airlifted to hospital. For Ward, sadly, it was too late.

“He will always have a special place in my heart,” Stephanie’s post said. “I will never forget you Blake fly high my baby boy and I’m gonna make you proud love you and I always will.”

We can only imagine what a distressing time this is for the family and friends of Blake Ward. Remember to hold your loved ones close and tell them how you feel daily. You simply never know for sure if you’ll get another chance.

No one so young as Stephanie should ever have to find the words to say goodbye to a loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and Blake’s family.

If you’ve ever lost someone you wish was still here, share this article to show your support for Blake’s loved ones.

Obinna Onyia

  • Kd Ford

    2018-10-23 #1 Author

    This is so heartbreaking.

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  • Sandra

    2018-10-23 #2 Author

    Condolences to her 🤞🏽❤️

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  • Nay

    2018-10-24 #3 Author

    This is so sad can’t imagine the hurt

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  • Deyana Langston

    2018-10-24 #4 Author

    Awww That Is So Sad…. I Am Praying For Everyone Effected By This Tragedy 😘😘😘🙏

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  • Tayee

    2018-10-24 #5 Author

    That is so sad 😞 may god be with her along withbhis family

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  • Jamiya

    2018-10-25 #6 Author

    Prayers from Gulfport , MS

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  • Iesha Mack

    2018-10-25 #7 Author

    So sad All prayers to her and his family 😞😩

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  • Lazarrius

    2018-10-25 #8 Author

    I’m so so sorry to hear about this

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  • Lili Gonzalez

    2018-10-26 #9 Author

    Has got to be the worst pain ever felt . I couldn’t even imagine having to go through something like this .

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  • Sierra

    2018-10-26 #10 Author

    I’m so sorry for your loss 💔🙏🏼 Prayers for you and his family 🙌🏼

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  • Kylai

    2018-10-26 #11 Author

    Awnnn 😔💙 , I’m lost for words & send my condolences

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  • Julius Warren

    2018-10-26 #12 Author

    I couldnt Imagine something this tragic to happen to my significant other

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  • Tera

    2018-10-26 #13 Author

    This is so heartbreaking 🙏🏽❤️

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  • Shiana Hansley

    2018-10-26 #14 Author

    this is so sad😩

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  • Jameshia

    2018-10-26 #15 Author

    This is very said I’m glad she stood by his side

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  • Tyana

    2018-10-26 #16 Author

    So heartbreaking.😪

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  • Kreasha

    2018-10-26 #17 Author

    That’s so sad I couldn’t imagine going through this

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  • Richelle Ticey

    2018-10-27 #18 Author

    Aww this is soo sad! Praying for them!

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  • Keyandra

    2018-10-27 #19 Author

    I love it this very Amazing ❤️💯

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  • Yah’nae Mclean

    2018-10-27 #21 Author

    This Is So Sad. I couldn’t imagine the feeling

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  • Melissa nicolas

    2018-10-27 #22 Author

    Wow thats amazing

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  • Angela

    2018-10-27 #23 Author

    Omg I’m so sorry prayers

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  • Tavyanna

    2018-10-27 #24 Author

    Broke my heart in two 💔

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  • Bee

    2018-10-28 #25 Author

    That’s just Sad 😞

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  • Kimberly M Ayscue

    2018-10-29 #26 Author

    That is so sad 😞

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  • Taliyha

    2018-10-30 #27 Author

    Soo Sad . 💔💔 I couldn’t imagine the heartbreak .

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  • Ramona

    2018-10-31 #28 Author

    This So So Sad ☹️

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