A heartbroken mum whose toddler son fell to his death out a faulty window has laid bare her overwhelming grief at losing her "mischievous" shadow – but says he sends her 'signs'.
Chelsey Wall, 26, has painfully admitted her "life has gone dull" since two-year-old son T-Jay Dedman died in November.
She had left the youngster for “literally seconds” in an upstairs bedroom playing with her friend's daughter, two, when the tragic accident happened.
T-Jay fell from the first floor window of a house in Tuebrook, Liverpool, and was found on the pavement outside by a passerby.
He died in hospital six days later, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Following an inquest yesterday, which concluded his death was accidental, Chelsey told how her “bright blue-eyed” little boy brought happiness to every aspect of her life.
She said: “He changed my life completely.
“He was a total loony. Mischievous, but not naughty.
“Everyone who met him loved him. He made everyone laugh.
“We went everywhere together. He wouldn’t even let me go the toilet without him following me.”
Senior Coroner Andre Rebello told the court how on November 17, 2018, T-Jay was found on the pavement outside a house having fallen from a first-floor bedroom.
Just seconds earlier, his mum had left the toddler playing with her friend’s daughter.
The toddler was rushed to hospital. However, despite treatment, his condition deteriorated and he sadly died from his injuries.
Chelsey, who lived in Tuebrook but has since moved away, said: “Life has gone dull now.
“He brightened up my day.
“The only thing that keeps me going now is watching every memory and looking at every picture I have of him.
“That gives me strength to know that he is watching over me.
“And I will carry him in my heart until the day I die.”
A police investigation was carried out following T-Jay’s death.
It found that the window in the bedroom, where the children had been playing, was faulty and a restrictor – a safety catch to stop the window from fully opening- was broken.
The tenant of the house had informed the landlord two weeks prior to the tragic incident, however a date was not arranged between the two parties for repair.
The window has since been fixed.
Chelsey, who works as a customer assistant, said her son was her “miracle” baby after being told she could not have children.
She said she clings on to the memories of her pregnancy and the day he was born.
She added: “He was my miracle.
“I will never forget the feeling of carrying him and him moving around.
“The first time I felt love was when I had him in my arms.
“His big blue eyes could light up a room.
“If you were having a dull day he could always make you smile.
“Every morning he would always give me a big cuddle.
“I remember one day, I don’t know why now, but he saw me crying and he just came up to me and cuddled me.”
Chelsey said she is reminded everyday of her "miracle" son and has found solace in the support of her family, including her brother and dad, who were at the inquest yesterday.
She said: “My dad told me that T-Jay is looking down on me every minute of the day.
“He told me not to let what has happened to T-Jay be the downfall of me.
“He said ‘if you are about to do something that you shouldn’t be doing think about T-Jay.
“Or if you are doing something he would approve of – go and do it.
“I know T-Jay is watching over me.
“I find little feathers all the time and if I see one I will pick it up.
“There will be number plates on cars with T-Jay at the end and it will put a smile on my face.
“He is always giving me these little signs.”
Chelsey had not been told about the faulty window in the room in which her son was playing.
However since the tragic accident, she is urging parents to “ask more questions”
She said: “Don’t have anything in the way of a window so a child could climb up.
“If something needs repairing, do it.
“It took my son falling out of a window to have it fixed.
“It could have been both of the children.
“And then two families would be grieving now.
“It was just a normal day.
“This could have happened to anyone."
“No-one would go around a friend’s house checking windows or asking if windows are broken, but just ask more questions.”
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