Mother begs for photos return

A bereaved mother, whose dead son's organs were donated to help others, says she's devastated after thieves stole a laptop containing precious photographs and the manuscript for the book she was writing about him.

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Mother begs for the safe return of dead son's photos, full report

A bereaved mother from Birmingham whose son's organs were donated to help others, says she's devastated after thieves stole a laptop containing precious photographs. It also contained a manuscript for the book she was writing about him.

Mandi Caddick's son, Aeron, had a rare brain condition and died last summer. She says knowing his death wasn't in vain has been a huge help and she wanted her book to encourage others to donate organs.

She's been speaking to Kate Fisher.

"Aeron is still spreading smiles"

A mother from Birmingham who cared for her severely disabled son for 18 years has told ITV News Central her son, Aeron, is "still spreading smiles".

Aeron's organs have helped the lives of two people but she has been left devastated after thieves recently stole a laptop containing precious photographs and the manuscript for the book she was writing about him.

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Mother begs for the safe return of son's photos

Aeron Credit: Family Photo

A bereaved mother whose dead son's organs were donated to help others says she's devastated after thieves stole a laptop containing precious photographs and the manuscript for the book she was writing about him.

Mandi Caddick's son Aeron had a rare brain condition and died last summer.

She says knowing his death wasn't in vain has been a huge help. She had wanted her book to encourage other people to do the same.

But thieves broke into her house in Chelmsley Wood near Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon and stole her laptop which contained all her work and hundreds of photographs.

She's now desperate to get it back.

Bereaved mother loses photos of son after laptop theft

Mandi Caddick holding a photograph of her son, who died last year. Credit: ITV News Central

A bereaved mother from Birmingham, whose dead son's organs were donated to help others, says she's devastated after thieves stole a laptop containing precious photographs and the manuscript for the book she was writing about him.

Mandi Caddick's son Aeron had a rare brain condition and died last summer.

She says knowing his death wasn't in vain has been a huge help and she had wanted her book to encourage other people to do the same.

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