Mother of one-year-old Golden Bay boy who died at the weekend speaks out

Nathaniel was not expected to live after he suffered a catastrophic brain bleed at six weeks old.
Nathaniel was not expected to live after he suffered a catastrophic brain bleed at six weeks old.

THE mother of a one-year-old who died in Golden Bay said she is still coming to terms with the loss.

Erica-Leigh Lawrence’s son Nathaniel died on September 30, he had only just turned one in August.

The infant suffered a catastrophic brain bleed when he was six weeks old in October 2017 and was not expected to survive.

However, the little fighter pulled through and lived for more than a year.

“He was happy and had his own special personality,” Ms Lawrence said.

“He was such a sweet little boy.”

Ms Lawrence said Nathaniel’s death is still quite fresh.

“(I’m) numb and still coming to terms with him actually being gone,” she said.

“I am broken and shattered and my family are just the same and we now have the hardest part (of) trying to get a funeral together.”

A man from Mandurah was charged with grievous bodily harm after Nathaniel was injured in 2017.

Homicide squad detectives are now investigating Nathaniel’s death.