Ivan Cameron

We’ve all heard the very sad news that David Cameron’s son, Ivan, has died. He was six years old: the age of my own son.

David Cameron’s family were staying last summer in a guest house run by a family friend, while my parents in law were also guests. Ivan Cameron was clearly profoundly disabled, and suffered from terrible and frequent fitting. He was, however, evidently enormously loved.

I have a number of friends who have children who have died, and who have cared for very severely disabled children. The devotion of a parent has for their child is a remarkable thing, and any of you who have children – disabled or not – will appreciate the depth of the terrible personal tragedy that has befallen the Cameron family.

Our thoughts – and for those of us who believe in God – our prayers are with the Cameron family today.