Bid to give ‘cheeky’ dinosaur-loving youngster Kyle a perfect send-off

“HE grew his dinosaur wings,” said the heartbroken mum of a boy who died after swallowing a notice board pin.

Distraught Emma Lewis said her son Kyle had been rushed from Rotherham Hospital to Leeds General Infirmary in a desperate bid to save him but had died just six days after his fifth birthday.

Family friend Leah Allen has now set up a GoFundMe page to help give the dinosaur-loving youngster a perfect send-off.

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Emma said Kyle had been a massive dinosaur enthusiast, with the T-Rex being his favourite.

The “broken” mum of six, of Swallownest, said her younger children were struggling to understand what had happened, saying: “I just explained that Kyle was not well enough to make it and he grew his dinosaur wings.”

She described Kyle as “cheeky” and “sneaky” but recalled how, where dinosaurs were involved, he had sat quietly.

Emma (35) said: “He used to watch Jurassic Park — the old Jurassic Park.

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“The girls didn’t like it and I didn’t like watching it but he loved it.”

The mum said she wanted Kyle to have a fitting send-off, adding: “He’s having a dinosaur-themed funeral with personalised T-shirts with a picture of him and a T-Rex on it, and the name ‘Kyle-saurus’.”

Emma said Kyle had been the double of his dad, Mark.

“He was amazing,” she said. “He went too soon.

“It shouldn’t have happened.”

Emma said by the time Kyle had been seen at Leeds he had suffered almost complete brain damage and he died on October 28 with his parents at his side.

“He took his last breath and heartbeat and lay in both our arms,” said Emma.

“We couldn’t let go.

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“I don’t know what to think, I don’t know how to feel. I’m just a robot at the minute.”

Emma said she and Mark (31) were “broken beyond words”.

She said: “I’ve got five other girls, he was the only boy.

“I’ve got a fair bit of support but there are times when it feels like you’re alone, even though you’re not.

“I don’t really think anybody really understands how it feels unless it happens to them.

“I’m already getting professional help for mental health — and so is Mark — but we don’t think bereavement support would help at the minute because we don’t even know how to grieve yet.

“It doesn’t feel real. It shouldn’t be real.”

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