Is it teething time for your little one?

A grieving mother has enlisted the help of strangers to scatter her son’s ashes around the world, in order to help him reach some of the countries he never got the chance to see.


Hallie Twomey’s son CJ took his own life after an argument with his parents, and the heartbroken mother decided to mark his life in the most special way she could imagine.


Creating a Facebook page entitled ‘Scattering CJ’, Hallie asked social media users to help scatter her son’s ashes in as many countries as possible.


“Scattering CJ is my attempt to give my son SOMETHING,” writes Hallie on the Facebook page, adding, “It’s a mission to show my son – my crazy, life of the party, lover of people, smile so wide it entered a room before he did son – some of the world that he never got to see.”


A year on since Hallie set up the page, nearly 10,000 people have volunteered and scattered CJ’s ashes in all corners of the globe, in countries including Afghanistan, Mongolia, Brazil, Norway and New Zealand.



Hallie mails CJ’s ash to the volunteers in little plastic bags, in a package containing a picture of CJ wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey. Many of the volunteers have, in turn, taken a photo of themselves spreading his ashes.


We hope that these strangers’ kind acts bring some comfort to Hallie after her tragic loss.



Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.