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Grieving Son forced to leave family lifelong home

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This is a website to support Jonathan Lewis. Jonathan, 21, has lived with his Mother, at 53 Dunstable road Ringland Newport South Wales, all his life. Jonathans Mum, Loraine Taylor, suddenly and tragically lost her life in intensive care at the Royal Gwent hospital Newport, on May 6th this year aged just 51years. Just 2 days prior Jonathan lost his Father to a brain tumour. Only 2 weeks after this harrowing time, Newport city council (NCC) housing officials informed Jonathan that he could not remain in the 3 bd council house that has been his lifelong home. Following these traumatic events Jonathan lost his job with NCC ,where he worked as a gardener for 3 years, due to his 'recent absence'. How insensitive!! Kick a man when he's down!!! Jonathan has since been prescribed medication for severe depression by his family doctor. This has all been reported by our fabulous local newspaper 'South wales Argus'. We thank the Argus immenseley for their coverage and interest. They are following the story all the way. Jonathan is devastated he may have to leave his lifelong home. The timing of NCC is severeley insensitive. With no warning they advertised his home for people to 'bid for'. Jonathan and his longterm girlfriend ,Kirsty, planned to marry later this year and start a family in the near future. they have no idea what the future holds now. The whole family are already devastated and news of Jonathans impending move has been another major blow for all, especially Jonathan. There are many concerns over his welfare and his G.P has intervened. However, he is gaining daily support from all the family, especially his Grandparents, Loraines Mum and Dad, who live just 12 doors away from him. There are many, many singletons and couples alike occupying 2,3and 4 bedroom properties, whom we can name, for one reason or another. But, NCC are focusing on Jonathan. To lose one Parent is traumatic enough but to lose both in such a short space of time is inconcievable. To then lose your job and told you are losing your lifelong home is absolutely soul destroying!!! This home is where Jonathan was lovingly raised, had all his birthdays and christmas's etc, this is where his lifes memories will remain. He recently had his 21st Birthday, which he dreaded since the trauma, the cards he so much wanted never arrived.....they are waiting in heaven. Peple have their own opinions, but we are merely asking for your support at this very difficult time. We plead that NCC overturn their decission and let Jonathan remain in his home. The support Jonathan has recieved so far, through the coverage of the story by South Wales Argus, has been overwhelming. Jonathans and Loraines family wish to express their sincere thanks to everyone who has and will support him. xxx

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