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'Guardian angel' Parents of boy killed in Kilkenny accident announce they're expecting new baby

"It is sad that you won't get to hold our kiss your beautiful bro / sis but I know you will be their guardian angel, looking after them and us forever always"

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Jake Brennan

Jake Brennan

Jake Brennan

The parents of a tragic little boy who died after being hit by a car outside his home have announced they're expecting a baby.

Jake Brennan was just six years old when the terrible tragedy happened outside the family house in the Lintown estate in Kilkenny in June 2014.

His parents Roseann and Chris and little brother Kaelem and sister Savannah witnessed the shocking incident.

Jake had been preparing to go to a "jester show" where he was due to perform with his dance group.

After Jake's death, Roseann began a campaign called Jake's Legacy. The campaign aimed to lower speed limits and as a result, in 2017, 30kmh speed limits were introduced in Dublin's city centre.

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She also wrote a book which chronicles her son's short but happy life and her own struggles with loss, grief, heartbreak and dealing with the aftermath of losing a child.

The family have now shared some happy news on the Jake's Legacy Facebook page, revealing they are expecting another child.

They shared a video of themselves celebrating with family members as Roseann revealed: "We have a little announcement. Our family of five is going to be a family of six."

A bittersweet tribute on the Jake's Legacy Facebook page read: "We are so happy Jakie, that our family of five is now going to be six, it is sad that you won't get to hold our kiss your beautiful bro / sis but I know you will be their guardian angel, looking after them and us forever always."

Alongside poignant photos of Jake's grave, Roseann added: "For a long time mammy did want another baby but I wasn't strong enough but this last two years I felt you around me more helping me every day to get stronger.

"So I just know it was right for us to add to our family and that our new baby would always have you minding them."

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