Mother hailed as a true hero
THERE’S NO LOVE like a mother’s love.
That was the constant refrain from so many of our online readers when they read that Lynette Stoute, the mother of three who rushed to save her children when her house at Diamond Valley, St Philip, was on fire, died last week at a hospital in Panama.
Unbeknown to Stoute, the three children were outside the house while the fire raged last month.
The 23-year-old mother received burns to over 80 per cent of her body.
This story touched many of our online readers who were saddened by this news.
Many hailed her a true hero and loving mother.
Randy Bridgeman: “Sad, sad, sad. I’m sure the medical team in Panama did all it could to save the young lady. Thanks to them. A mother’s love for her offspring knows no bounds. Condolences to her dad, other family members and friends. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be upon them as they look to Him in their grief and bereavement while mourning the departure of their loved one.”
Kemielle Lashley: “RIP, Lynette. You did a miraculous deed and it was all for the love of your children. You are truly a hero. May your soul rest in the utmost peace. You will be truly missed.”
Jay Bush: “There is no love like a mother’s love. She gave her life for her kids. She is truly a hero, with a big heart. RIP, Lynette, may God bless your children and keep them in the hollow of his hands. My condolences to the family and friends of Lynette. Gone too soon.”
Ezra Alleyne: “Nothing, but nothing beats a mother’s love. May she rest in peace.”
Melissa Brome: “My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of that brave young lady. You know I had to stop and really think and now I understand – she represents the reality of what a mother’s love truly is, willing and without a hesitation sacrificing herself so that her children would be safe.
“I am honoured and I am inspired by the bravery of this young woman. My heart goes out to her family, and I say her name should be synonymous with greatness and her actions should be spoken about on a massive scale. Lynette Stoute, I salute you. RIP!”
Joyann Babyjay Goodridge: “RIP, Lynette. Very sad to hear of your passing. You gave up your life for your children. It’s very touching.”
Janelle Williams: “I didn’t know her but her bravery and selflessness touched my heart. May her children never forget that she loved them dearly. My condolences to her family and friends.”
Augustus Searles: “Heartfelt sympathy to the family of Lynette. Love for her children, making the ultimate sacrifice.”
Carol Martindale is the NATION’s Online Editor; [email protected]