Very sad news out of the UK today:
Ivan Cameron, the son of U.K. Conservative Party leader David Cameron, died at the age of six.
“Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, was taken ill overnight and died” early this morning, the opposition party said in a statement today.
Ivan had been severely disabled since birth, unable to speak or move. His condition meant he had regular life- threatening epileptic fits. He died 45 minutes after being admitted to hospital in London. Cameron had been at work yesterday as normal.
The article also brings up how having such a disabled son has shaped Cameron’s political direction.
The experience had led him to rely daily on Britain’s state-run medical service, the NHS.
“When your family relies on the NHS all the time — day after day, night after night — you really know just how precious it is,” he said. “I know the problems.”
In any case, it’s very sad. If you pray, keep the Camerons in your prayers. If not, keep them in your thoughts.