A forty-four-year-old woman named Samantha Dorricott is in the worst situation imaginable after having to raise all her grandchildren on her own due to the deaths of her daughters.
Samantha Dorricott lost her daughters named Emilie, Abbie and Amy and is now bringing up grandchildren Henson, four and Chantelle, three all on her own.
- The grandkids
The grandmother who hails from South Wales has spoken of her triple heartache over the losses of her daughters Emilie, Abbie, and Amy in a series of unconnected deaths since 2009.
Nevertheless, Samantha Dorricott who is currently single is determined to give her grandchildren the best lives ever and make the best of the situation.
She was quoted as saying,
‘I have to protect them, I am all they have left. Losing one child is unimaginable, but I have lost all three of my daughters – all in tragic circumstances. No matter how much time passes I will never come to terms with it. When I see Jenson and Chantelle smile at me I know my girls are still here. I tell them I love them at least a thousand times a day’.
Her first grandchild Jenson is four-years-old while the second one Chantelle turned three a few months ago.
The first tragedy the forty-four-year-old woman suffered was in 2009 when her daughter Emilie who was fifteen at the time suddenly died while at a friend’s party.
There was to be no respite for the mother of four who also has a son when three years later, another daughter, Amy died after falling victim to two massive full body strokes.
- Samantha’s kids
Amy was mum to eleven-month-old Jenson when she suffered two massive strokes which led to her death.
Doctors said there was no hope for Amy, who was also found to have cancer in the bowel and liver, and her life support was turned off after a few weeks in the hospital.
Samantha said while speaking to Daily Mail,
‘Amy was my eldest and born with health problems. She was told it was dangerous to get pregnant. After she gave birth she suffered lots of infection and only had one lung working. But in spite of it all, she adored being a mum to him and he loved her so much; they were inseparable.’
Samantha, therefore, became the legal guardian of her grandson and was determined to keep hold of her last surviving daughter Abbie Bloodworth.
But it was not to be.
In a cruel twist of fate, Abbie, who was nineteen at the time died from smoke inhalation in August 2016 after leaving a chip pan fire at home.
Ms. Bloodworth’s stepfather Robert Davies forced his way into the property and found her ‘slumped over the sofa according to reports from an inquest into the death.
The death occurred in August 2016.
Samantha had been babysitting four-year-old Chantelle when she realized she hadn’t heard from Abbie and knew something was wrong.
Samantha said quite sadly,
‘I raced round to her house and banged on the door. Then I saw the little black specks of soot on the windows. I looked through the letterbox and I could see it – thick black smoke’.
Samantha then called her partner Robert Davies, 37, who banged down the door and found Abbie slumped on the sofa inside.
Abbie’s footprints had been on the carpet where she had tried to get out of the house.
Samantha is now bringing up her grandchildren with the help of her son Nathan, who is eighteen, and her partner Robert.
The citizen of South Wales seemed to be determined to make the best out of the situation saying,
‘Jenson is so much like Amy – he is sweet and sensitive and he loved to be fussed and is always asking me to pull his socks up. Chantelle is a mini version of Abbie – she’s feisty and independent and bossy.’
Hopefully, her two grandchildren can help to banish the deep loss of losing her children, all of whom are buried together.