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I lived for 5,742 days, 7 hours & 36 minutes


On 20th July 2013 I swallowed 1/2 a gram of powder that was 91% ecstasy. I died            two hours later from an accidental overdose. 

Making it illegal didn't protect me and every week 50 people die in the UK from a drug-related death. 

My mum wants all dangerous drugs taken out the hands of criminals and passed to medical professionals. Please help her to prevent other families suffering due to laws that are not keeping people safe.

See below for more info...

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I lived for 5,742 days, 7 hours & 36 minutes


On 20th July 2013 I swallowed 1/2 a gram of powder that was 91% ecstasy. I died            two hours later from an accidental overdose. 

Making it illegal didn't protect me and every week 50 people die in the UK from a drug-related death. 

My mum wants all dangerous drugs taken out the hands of criminals and passed to medical professionals. Please help her to prevent other families suffering due to laws that are not keeping people safe.

See below for more info...

Life without Martha… 

Martha Fernback and her mum, Anne-Marie Cockburn

Originally from Ayrshire, Scotland, I now live in Oxford, where the dreaming spires provide me with the beautiful backdrop I need in order to fulfill the dreams inside my head. Since I was old enough to pick up a pencil I have been a serious, but lyrical observer of life. I like to peel away the layers to find the story, behind the story, and the invisible minutiae becomes the main focus of my writing.

Since publishing my book, 5742 Days, it's as though the world cried with me as my story seemed to provoke so much dialogue. Over 100 media interviews later, the dust is starting to settle and my life is slowly starting to take shape again.

I have written for Mumsnet, The Huffington Post, The Guardian and The Sunday Times Magazine, so yes, I've got the writing bug now and my precious Martha would be so glad that I finally found the courage to share my writing with the world.

If you'd like me to write for you, or to arrange a school visit, please email to discuss.

Thank you,

Anne-Marie Cockburn (Martha’s mum)