Door Of Hope

At age four, Sebastian was diagnosed with autism, and for a long time, I hated autism and its effect on our family of two. Then I realised just how lucky I was…

My son Sebastian was, and will always be one of the kindest souls I’ve known. He showed empathy and sincerely cared about every person in his life.

Sebastian loved to be independent in the kitchen and made me breakfast on occasion, all by himself! He loved to build amazing things with LEGO and never ceased to amaze me with his creativity. He was a gift, and I am thankful I was chosen to be the mother of this amazing young man. He taught me to be strong, patient, and resilient. I learned so much from him, and I’m happy with the person I’ve become because of my son.

Sebastian passed away from an aneurysm at the age of eight, in June this year. I was devastated. Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a child.

I started to attend church again for the first time in at least seventeen years. A month after Sebastian passed away, Watoto Children’s Choir performed at Door Of Hope. I felt honoured to attend, knowing that Seb would have loved every moment. He would have sung and danced! I’m sure he would have loved to have met the children of Choir 79.

I bought the CD, Oh What Love! And, I have it playing in my car all the time! I feel as though my spirit has come alive since seeing the choir, and I am truly grateful to them [Choir 79] for helping me at the beginning of my journey towards a relationship with God.

– Sarah


Watoto Children’s Choir have returned to Queensland with the performance, Oh, What Love! To find a venue near you, visit www.watoto.com. Dates for booking at your church or school are available in QLD. Please email Cathy, Choir Tour Coordinator at choirau@watoto.com.