Supporting Families, Preventing Tragedies

Casey and Kymani




Tragically Lost


Casey and Kymani

Monday, May 21st 2012

It’s been one year since you’ve been gone. It hurts so bad not to have you and grandson around. I cry for you night and day. I just want you back again. My love for you will never die. You will always be in my heart. To hear your voice is what I miss and to hear you say “Have a good day, Shorts, see you when you finish work”. To have you greet me with a kiss and then you say “How was your day, Shorts?” That’s what I miss. And when I’m sad you were there to say “Never mind, Shorts. It’s ok”. The hugs you gave me is what I need. I could do with one now, Baby, I’m so hurt. All I want is to hold you again, and to tell you how much I love you. Now that you’re gone I’m hurting so bad. I love you, Baby, with all my heart.

Turama – Casey’s Mum


Our beautiful sister was always a happy person – not shy and always straight up. She was always smiling, always had lots of hugs and cuddles and kisses to share around. Even if you were a total stranger and she was introduced to you just once she would always say hi to you no matter where she saw you. She helped me out with all my kids and the kids love their Aunty Casey to bits. She gave them all nicknames which will stick with them forever. None of the kids would ever miss out on getting presents from their Aunty Casey – every birthday, Christmas and Halloween she would always show up on my doorstep with a present for my bebes. She loved life. She was the sunshine in my life and a bestest friend. When she would come visit she would call out “Ma Sistah!” Man, I miss her! Then she met her bebe Hayden and she was in love. They both stuck together like glue. She loved her new whanau and Hayden’s whanau loved her to mega bits! She had many, many friends who loved her. Then come the day she found out she was hapu I was happy as our baby sis was having a bebe. We all respected our baby sister – if she said jump we would say “How high?!”. Our lives have changed forever.

Kiti – Casey’s sister


Casey was one of a kind. She was bright, bubbly and what not. She was always there when anybody was feeling down. She truly was a lovely girl and one of a kind. She made my brother, Hayden, happy. Casey would have been a good mother by far.

Kaaylahr – Kymani’s aunty


Casey was Hayden’s rock – his soul mate. Casey kept him in line. She was the best daughter-in-law you could ever ask for. Always helpful. She would have been the best mum ever. SO miss my babies RIP my Casey and Kymani. Love you so very much.

Kerin – Kymani’s grandmother


Casey and Kymani lost their lives after the birth when something went drastically wrong. Casey and Hayden were looking forward to the birth of their beautiful little boy. Casey was a beautiful young woman who was always laughing & making other people laugh. She was very well loved at KFC where she worked. They have a plaque hanging in at KFC in memory of her. Our families are still coming to terms with the death of two loved people, and we’re still looking for answers. Hayden has lost a beautiful partner & beautiful little boy and is still working through it. Hopefully we will see big improvements in the care of births for mum & babies.

Lia – Kymani’s great grandmother



Red Flags

        RED FLAGS

  • Lack of monitoring
  • “Normalising” the abnormal
  • Lack of action/delay in getting emergency care
  • Going over due date
  • Failure to progress in labour
  • Meconium-stained liquor (waters)
  • Lengthy handover during emergency
  • Inconsistent reporting and documentation
  • Your concerns being ignored

    Click here to read more about common warning signs

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