EVERY time Chris Bingley looks at his 18-month-old daughter he will no doubt see his wife.
Tragically his wife, Joanne (known as Joe), died after she was hit by a train at Deighton railway station.
It is her inquest this week and Chris is desperately seeking some answers as to why Joe, who suffered from a severe form of post natal depression, was on the railway line that day.
Every day must have its traumatic moments for Chris who has shown immense strength since he lost Joe in April 2010. He believes there is not enough help for women suffering from post natal depression.
It is now estimated that as many as one in 10 of all new mothers suffer from the condition in varying degrees.
Chris is determined to turn Joe’s death into something positive which is why he set up the Joanne (Joe) Bingley Memorial Foundation in her memory to help other women and their families going through such anguish.
He is absolutely right to highlight the issue. It must not remain hidden and the relatives and friends of new mums need to know how prevalent it is, the signs to look for and how they can help and support a mum through such a tough time.
As for Chris, he will be attending Joe’s inquest this week with lots of questions surrounding the care his wife received in the weeks before her death.
Let’s hope he gets the answers he needs to give him at least some peace of mind.
But it all boils down to one very short word. Why?