'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.

Thursday, 3rd January 2019, 9:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 7:23 am
Messages of support have flooded in for Chris and Sarah Cookson

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.

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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."