Blackpool mum Caitlin Tattersall was certainly an inspiration to our readers

Caitlin Tattersall graduating
Caitlin Tattersall graduating

A young Blackpool mum who proved she was a class act after overcoming a double tragedy to graduate from university with first class honours was praised to the hilt by our readers last week.

Caitlin Tattersall, 28, graduated from UCLan with a first in social work.

Kaden with his sister Taylor

Kaden with his sister Taylor

She completed her studies despite the death of her five-year-old son Kaden, who died from systemic onset arthritis.

It followed the death of her mum when she first went to university as a teenager.

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After we published the story, Caitlin, who is mum to five-year-old Taylor, posted on Facebook: “Thankyou to everyone for your lovely words and support. All that matters is that they are both smiling down and remembered forever.”

Here are your comments

Such a heartbreaking and heartwarming story. So bitter sweet. So much admiration and respect for you Caitlin.

What a courageous and inspirational lady. Congratulations and good luck for your future.

Penny Beesley

What an amazing person you are, you deserve all the happiness in the world.

Joanne Platt

Such a triumph over so much adversity.

Paul Carrington

Oh wow, and I moan about working with three children!

You’ve smashed it and made your son and mum so proud.

Amy Foster

Good on you! That is a hard task on its own but to do this while suffering such awful heartbreak is astounding.

Your son will surely be proud of you. You are amazing.

Kelly Emma-Yare

What an amazing young lady you are. Such an inspiration.

Fiona Clewlow

What an amazing inspirational women, I’m sure your mum would be beaming with pride.

Chelsea Wilson-Carrool

I read this earlier, and said what a truly inspirational lady, hope she succeeds in her future career.

Paula Fowler

To be so brave and achieve so much during heartbreak and tragedy is truly remarkable.

Nicola Fazackerley

Brilliant, just brilliant. Very well done.

Jean Hutchinson