Our son, Valentino is born In October 2020, I gave birth to my son, Valentino. I’ve always been anxious but in the years since Georgie died it has increased. Being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic made it even worse and although enjoyed my pregnancy, I did have many moments where I was terrified for the health of my child. My poor doctor had given me his mobile number and I utilised it on a number of occasions. My son is now almost seven months old and is a happy, amazing little boy but sometimes I do feel sad that both he and my husband will never meet Georgie, and will never meet the more adventurous version of myself that existed before he died. As I became a mother I began to wonder how volunteering would fit into my life. I already have a full time job and before my son I would average about 500 voluntary hours a year. How would I manage it all with a baby? But once he was born I looked at him and knew I would reduce my voluntary hours but not stop completely. I looked at this innocent baby and knew that I had to continue doing all I can to ensure he doesn’t lose people the way I lost people to cancer, that I had to do all I can to protect his health also.