how Vanessa’s family was supported by an association

Annie Gourgues, president of the association La Mouette.  - BFM TV

Annie Gourgues, president of the association La Mouette. – BFM TV

The president of the “La Mouette” association, who accompanied the family of the girl killed Friday in Lot-et-Garonnetestifies on BFMTV of the support needed by the relatives of the victim when his body was found.

“At times like these, you can’t be alone. There are tears, cries, amazement,” says Annie Gourcque at our microphone.

“We are here to say ‘courage’, ‘we will help you'”

Once the gendarmes informed them that the body had been found“there is nothing left (…) We stayed a long time to discuss with them, but it is true that they had to be taken care of medically because the mother was very very tested “, continues this woman, who explains that “it was essential” that the family was taken care of by a psychological cell.

“We are here to shake hands, to put our arm around our neck, to say ‘courage’, ‘we are next to you’, ‘we are going to help you'”, continued the president of this defense association and child protection and support for the families of victims.

Annie Gourques added that the other children of the couple had initially been entrusted to neighbors of their own, the time of their psychological care. “This family has no friends, they haven’t been around long and Vanessa’s siblings were left with neighbors on Friday,” she said, noting that any the family was finally reunited on Saturday.

“They should not be alone the next morning with parents hospitalized in Marmandes. So we created this chain of solidarity with the mayor of Tonneins, who is obviously collapsed”.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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