Part 39 of a series of posts honoring the Grenfell Tower victims.
Logan Gomes, a stillborn baby whose family was from the 21st floor of Grenfell Tower
Logan Gomes was stillborn hours after his family escaped the
fire. Thankfully all other members of the family survived, although they were treated for cyanide poisoning in hospital.
Logan’s mother Andreia told BBC Newnight that she was furious about the cheap, less fireproof cladding which had been placed around Grenfell Tower and helped the fire spread.
“When you go ahead ignoring something like that I feel that
you don’t care. You just killed so many people and you just killed my son.”
Logan’s father Marcio Gomes gave a tribute to the baby,
through tears, on the first day of the Grenfell inquiry.
“On the night we managed to escape the horrific fire at around four in the morning. That same evening, we found out that we had lost our son, Logan, in the hospital…
Everyone was so happy that Logan was going to be
born. No-one more so than my wife Andreia. As you can see from the photos she was just glowing with happiness. The pregnancy suited her and all her friends, family were all very happy that Logan was being born. We cried, during the reveal party that we had, when I found out it was a boy.”
The other two Gomes children had been excited to welcome
their baby brother, Marcio said.