Mourners make Trent Bridge line for toddler whose smile “lights up the world”


A grieving mum of Arnold says she feels ’embraced by the whole world’ as strangers paid tribute at the funeral of her young son whose story touched the hearts of thousands.

Toddler Jaxon Robotham, who had complex medical needs, died on May 27.

More than 100 people from across the country watched a horse-drawn carriage transport the toddler from the BBC Island to Trent Bridge on Friday, June 25.

His mother Kaytee Jones, who shared her son’s story on a well-read blog, called on those who followed her son’s life to pay tribute to him that day.

Before the procession, Ms Jones, 30, said: ‘My little boy was incredibly loved for his humor, his love for life and his always smile, even moments after the surgeries and procedures that most adults have undergone. ‘would linger.

“His smile lit up my world and seeing love posting for him on social media is like being hugged all over the world.



Jaxon Robotham’s funeral procession crosses Trent Bridge.

“This is a place where I have always sought solace by feeling lucky to be able to show up at any time of the day or night and amazing people would be there for me and Jaxon.”

Jaxon’s congenital cytomegalovirus was believed to be the cause of two cysts in his brain.

He also suffered from 1p36 deletion syndrome, a rare chromosomal deletion known to cause disabilities, among other complex problems.

Through his blog Nurse mom, Ms. Jones documented how she looked after her son.

The trained nurse added, “To see a physical demonstration of this between her church service and her funeral, I just know it will be amazing.



Arnold's Kaytee Jones shared her son's story on her popular blog
Arnold’s Kaytee Jones shared her son’s story on her popular blog

“Knowing that people care so much about him that they will introduce themselves to him means more than I can find words to describe. My whole world will be in this car crossing the bridge.

Nottingham care assistant Nicola Randall, 37, who was in the procession, said: “Jaxon and Kaytee showed so much strength.

“No parent ever wants to lose their child.

“I watched their journey and met Kaytee a few times, they had both been inspiring during such a difficult time.”

People were encouraged to wear blue, while others brought blue balloons and signs.

Hospital administrator Lauren Needham, 30, of Stapleford, said: “He was the most amazing little boy and Kaytee is the most wonderful mom ever.

“My little girls aren’t very far from her age, so it was relevant to me as a mom.

“She was doing it on her own and campaigning for people with disabilities to be included, which was lovely.”

Some people have traveled across the country to show their support.

Mum Rachel McKay, 29, from Manchester, added: “My little boy has heart disease so I followed his story during the lockdown. He was a lovely, amazing little boy who had such an infectious smile.

On social media, followers who were unable to participate were invited to share photos of Jaxon and his story using the hashtag #jaxonsgang.

An online fundraising page set up to pay for funeral expenses has reached over £ 45,000.


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