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Mother of schoolboy hit by cab speaks of loss
The devastated mother of Ali Nasralla has opened up for the first time about the loss of her loving son.
Grieving mother, Susan Nasralla, 44, said: “I still cannot believe he has gone forever. It is heartbreaking.
“I feel like it is a nightmare I’m living. I still can’t believe he’s gone forever. It’s heartbreaking.
“I feel like I am not me anymore. I take pills so that I can sleep.”
The Saturday before Ali died he and his mother ate at Mc Donald’s, visited the Bentall Centre and went to the park to fly kites. Mrs Nasralla said: “He told me ‘Thank you mummy, it was the best mother and son day out’.
“He was a happy, sporty, smiling boy, full of life. He loved travelling and riding his bike.
“He was gorgeous in every way – so caring so helpful, not just because he was my boy, everybody would say the same thing. He was an angel.”
Mrs Nasralla has not been able to return to work as an administrator since the accident.
She said she thought her son would go to university and never thought she would one day be at his funeral.
Her 12-year-old daughter Mariam, who is a student at Coombe Girls’ School was very close to her younger brother.
On her welfare Mrs Nasralla said: “She does not want to talk about it. She just says ‘why has he gone?’ and she does not say anything else. It is so difficult.”
Ali had left a note on his board asking his new nanny, who had only been with the family for two weeks, to pick him up from school and bring his bike.
Mrs Nasralla said: “She is in shock. She can’t stop crying. Even if it was me with him it would have happened, it was his destiny.
“He was a very special boy. I have Christian friends that prayed for him and Jewish friends that went to the synagogue. I’m so proud of him in that way. People don’t look at religion.”
The family will hold a 40-day vigil for Ali and invite friends and family over each Thursday for special prayers.
Mrs Nasralla: “I lost my son and it is horrible what I’m going through, but his life can change something. We must force the council to put road bumps on the road.”