Our story

My name is Tarryn and I’m a Mum to two beautiful, amazing kids, Jack - forever 18 years old and Tayla.

My beautiful son, Jack, was killed in a preventable car crash in our hometown of Collie in the South West of WA.

20 seconds and 700m was all it took for the driver responsible to take Jack’s life at a roundabout. In a blink of his beautiful blue eyes, Jack’s life was over.

Losing Jack has changed my life in ways that only people walking in my shoes will understand.

No one should have to endure the pain and suffering that has been forced upon us.

I share Jack’s story and my journey in the hope of bringing people together and to help save lives, both on and off our roads.

Tarryn and Jack

Tarryn's reflections

People who show you your light

28 May 2021

When your soul has been ravaged with such intense excruciating pain and you think you will never come out of the darkness there are certain people who show you your light. Early Wednesday morning, I was sipping my morning coffee when my phone rang. The phone startled me, at first, I thought I had won…

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National Road Safety Week

16 May 2021

This week, 16th-23rd May is National Road Safety Week. My family and I have suffered at the hands of Road Trauma but never in a million years did I ever think my beautiful boy would become a statistic and we’d be forced to try and live our life without him. In 2017 Jack became the…

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Mother’s Day

9 May 2021

A day to celebrate the beautiful Mum’s in our life and a day to look at the beautiful babies we created and feel absolutely blessed. If only it wasn’t so bittersweet for so many people. No matter the circumstances of your life, no matter how long it has been, the pain is always present. Even…

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Moments I am grateful for

5 May 2021

There are always going to be moments I hold close to my heart, moments that I am grateful for despite the heart-breaking life I live now. On Jack’s Poker Run, I had a moment with a lovely young lady I am so grateful to have met. I was sitting down at our last stop of…

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I remember every moment of today

29 April 2021

Today, 28th April, 4 years ago, I saw, touched and kissed my beautiful boy’s face for the very last time. I remember the moment the funeral director’s car pulled into our driveway. I remember watching as Jack’s coffin was carefully taken from the back of the hearse. I remember holding my breath as I fought…

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I don’t know where to begin.

26 April 2021

Jack’s anniversary always brings such immense sadness that it takes days and sometimes weeks to pull myself out of the black hole of grief. The last 2 weeks have been difficult. Devastatingly, 2 precious young boys recently lost their lives on our roads and this weekend, we have lost 2 more precious lives and 3…

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Today’s mindfulness

24 April 2021

Today’s mindfulness, taking 5 minutes out of my walk to just sit and watch the ducks. Walking brings calmness and peace to my chaotic mind. It reminds me to breathe. It reminds me to keep putting one foot in front of the other. There are some days I walk with a clear mind. Other days…

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My chest feels tight

14 April 2021

My chest feels tight, I have a lump in my throat, swallowing seems impossible and each breath I take feels like I’m gasping for air. I can’t breathe. This is how I feel most days but it’s even more heightened today, the day Jack’s life was taken from him. I can’t focus, my brain feels…

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Nobody told me

2 April 2021

It seems appropriate to share this today. A friend shared this with me the other day, she said she thought of me when she read it. We’ve never met each other in person but our paths crossed after a Facebook post I wrote (after the driver who took Jack’s life, was sentenced) was shared. We’ve…

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Welcome to our HEART Hub

24 March 2021

Hello everyone, I think it’s time I introduced myself. My name is Tarryn and I’m a Mum to two beautiful, amazing kids, Jack – forever 18 years old and Tayla who is 15. Before my world fell apart, I was a Swimming Instructor of 8 years, part owner of a swim school in my hometown…

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