'Praying for you little Carter' - messages of support for the Cookson family
Messages of support are flooding in for a couple who are facing a new heartache as they hope for a miracle for their newborn baby boy.
Sarah and Chris Cookson - who set up The Charlie Cookson Foundation - were delighted to welcomed their baby boy Carter into the world on Boxing Day.
Tragedy struck the South Shields couple in 2013 when they lost their two-year-old little boy Charlie - who had a mystery medical condition which meant he spent most of his short life in hospital.
His devastated parents set up The Charlie Cookson Foundation in honour of the youngster - a charity which has supported dozens of familes who have a child with a life-limiting conditions.
Hundreds of messages of support have flooded in for the parents as the town shares their hopes for a miracle for the baby boy.
Here are some of your messages of support on our Facebook page:
Tracie Crumbie: "Miracles can happen. Lets hope for such a wonderful family it does. Pray for Carter"
Angela Burness: "Bless them. Praying for a miracle for baby Carter, keep fighting darling boy."
Agnes George: "Heartbreaking news for this family. I do hope they get some good news soon. Thinking of them all."
Vivienne Burgoyne: "If there's a God he will save this baby boy. Keep fighting Carter."
Tahmara Mardghum: "Heart breaking, hoping this family can soon bring there gorgeous baby home and lead a normal life. Thinking of u all."
Helen Waite: "Absolutely heartbreaking. Got everything crossed keep fighting little man."
Kelly A Burgess: "Heart breaking they are such an amazing couple come on Carter keep fighting."
Lorraine Thompson: "Sending loving thoughts . Thinking of all the family of Carter."
Anne Trotter: "My heart aches for them, positive thoughts sent their way."
Deb Henson: "Heartbreaking keep fighting little boy hope your big brother will give you strength thoughts are with family."
Muriel Gaunt: "Praying for you little Carter thinking of you Chris and Sarah."
Gill Gibson: "So heartbreaking can’t stop thinking of them."