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We help families at a very vulnerable time in their life.  Their child has been given a life limiting, life shortening terminal diagnosis.

They don’t know how long they will have with their child and they should have the opportunity to spend that time without worrying about mounting debt, without spending all their time at work and not with their child, without worrying about how to pay for unexpected bills, or equipment that they sorely want to make their and their Childs life easier but it’s just not available to them.

Shine Bright James help families when their child is still here with them, which helps bring some joy but they also help families when they have experienced that devastating loss. They assist in making services the way they imagine to honour their child, take time to grieve or counselling.

James' 5th Anniversary.

If you ever wonder if I think of you, the answer is every second.

Your essence is intertwined with my every thought, your heartbeat lives on within mine, your love gives me one more breath.


If you ever wonder if I miss you, the answer is always. Some days it’s fierce, but over time, it’s become gentler, like a constant melody, your name pouring through my mind, on repeat. Your memory the undercurrent of my days.

I hope you know how much I miss you. I hope you know that sometimes the tears overflow at just the thought of your smile. I hope you know how I sometimes giggle at our sweet memories. I hope you know that I would give it all for you. I hope you know that you are worth all the pain, just to know you, to hold you, to love you.

I hope you know that I would give every last bit of me and more, all for you. I hope you know that I am still holding on to you, even though death separates us. I hope you know that you took part of me when you went. I hope you know that you have completely altered the course of my life. I hope you know that I’m waiting for the day when I can scoop you into my arms and tell you about how the world still trembles at the aftershock of your days.

I hope you know that I’m doing okay. I hope you know that I refuse to let my thoughts of you be tainted only by tragedy and loss. Death will not win here, you surely have not let it. Because of that, I won’t allow it, either. It won’t shatter me beyond repair. It won’t incapacitate me. It won’t hold me down forever.


Because you wouldn’t it want it that way. You’d want me to live fully, to love deeply, and to leave an impact, just like you have done. I promise to stand, even if the only thing lifting me to my feet is the thought of seeing your smile.

I wish I could hold you now. Steal you away for just a moment. Just one quick glance into your eyes. And even if I couldn’t scoop you into my arms, just one moment to hear your laugh. See you running free, joyful, in complete peace.

I’m so sorry for the pain. I hope it wasn’t too much.

I love you. I love you. I love you.

You are mine and I am yours.

Forever and endlessly.

Until that day…

(perfect words by Lexi)



Shine Bright James has been set up in memory of James, for his life to be remembered and for this to be his legacy. To help brave families who have stories like ours, who are still battling, who are surviving, who want to make precious memories, spend those moments together as a family.




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