Some people in the world are so heartless and so self-absorbed that they will do anything to please themselves and make sure they get their way. Even if it means shattering the memory of someone’s deceased child.
Max Corbett-Gardener passed away when he was only 4 years old due to complications from a severe case of epilepsy. The boy’s mother, Jo Corbett-Weeks, saved her money up for three years in order to have a custom-made headstone of a teddy bear holding a star with a sentimental inscription, which cost almost $5,000.
On what would have been Max’s seventh birthday, Max’s mother had the headstone put in as though it were a present to him on his birthday.
Just a few days after the complaint, she returned to Max’s burial site to find that the headstone had been removed and was devastated.
According to the Tribunist,
She told local reporters: “It would have been Max’s seventh birthday on the Sunday, and this was like a birthday present to him from me.
“I chose a star-shaped stone because I wanted something suitable for Max – something personal. This stone is just so perfect for my poor little chap.
“I was totally unaware this was going on. The council did not contact me and it was the stonemason who told me he’d been ordered to remove it.
“I feel upset, distressed and angry. We have been through so much as a family. I could understand if the grave was uncared for or unsightly, but it isn’t.
“The headstone meant a lot to me and the family but now we are fighting to have it put back. It’s a horrible situation. We just want to have somewhere to grieve.”
I can’t imagine the heartbreak of losing a child, especially at such a young age. But then to have your son’s headstone ripped out of the ground makes it so much worse…all because one person was offended by it.