Five years ago, Darran Saunders lost her son Connor when he was fatally injured in an unprovoked attack.
But Darran, from Woodingdean in Sussex, vowed that something positive must come out of the tragedy.
Her tireless fundraising has provided life-saving equipment and training for more than sixty schools and sports clubs.
Now, Darran has been nominated for a Pride of Britain regional award, as Malcolm Shaw reports.
The parents of a teenager from Sussex who tragically died have won a special award from the Prime Minister for their work to save the lives of other young people.
Connor Saunders was fatally injured outside a shop in Rottingdean in 2012.
His family set up a foundation to provide first aid training and heart defibrillators to schools.
Now, they've been named "Points of Light" by David Cameron.
Malcolm Shaw spoke to Connor's parents Darran and Shaun.
They were brought together by the most harrowing circumstances: the death of a child. But they're united in their determination to save the lives of others.
Daz Saunders lost her son Connor after he was attacked in the street three years ago. Tracy Hall's daughter Mia died suddenly while on holiday.
Now, the two mothers are providing life-saving equipment and training to schools. Malcolm Shaw has their remarkable story.
They were brought together by the most harrowing of circumstances - the death of a child. But they're united in their determination to save the lives of others.
Daz Saunders lost her son Connor after he was attacked in the street three years ago. Tracy Hall's daughter Mia died suddenly while on holiday in 2011.
Now, the two mothers are providing life-saving equipment and training to schools and sports clubs. Malcolm Shaw has their remarkable story.
He died from a single punch. Promising footballer Connor Saunders died after a fight in Rottingdean, near Brighton, two years ago.
Today his family held an assembly at a local school telling pupils the lessons they've learned. The Connor Saunders Foundation hopes to provide a legacy for youngsters, teaching them to save lives rather than take them.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Darran Saunders and Courtney Saunders-Jones.
A 14-year-old boy has been cleared of killing a 19-year-old, who died after an argument outside a shop near Brighton in April. Connor Saunders had been a promising footballer. Malcolm Shaw reports.
A 14-year-old boy has been found not guilty of killing East Sussex teenager Connor Saunders. The boy can't be named for legal reasons. He had denied a charge of manslaughter at Hove Crown Court.
Connor, 19, played for Peacehaven and Telscombe Football Club He died from head injuries after an incident at Rottingdean.
A jury has been told that a boy aged 14, accused of killing 19-year-old Connor Saunders in Sussex, was acting in self-defence.Read the full story ›
A jury has been told that a boy accused of killing a teenager outside a shop in Sussex was acting in self-defence. Promising footballer Connor Saunders, 19, died from brain injuries after being punched during an argument in Rottingdean earlier this year.
A 14-year-old is on trial, accused of his manslaughter. Malcolm Shaw sent this report from Hove Crown Court. The trial continues.
VIDEO: A 15-year-old boy has gone on trial for killing another teenager who was just 19. Connor Saunders died after an argument outside a shop in Rottingdean near Brighton in April. Charlotte Wilkins reports.