Brent says he had no idea until Sam’s death that the law in New South Wales allowed people to take their loved one’s body home for up to 5 days, and shared his story so people would be aware that this was an option for them.
'I want to help bring some awareness to people out there about the fact this is possible.’
Friends and family admitted to being a bit uncomfortable with the idea of Sam’s body being in the house, however her friend Sally Wilson says she changed her mind in the end.
'I didn't want to see her initially, I found it really difficult, but after I did I was so glad,' she told Daily Mail.
'I got to tell her how much I loved her and kiss her goodbye. People don't usually get that opportunity.’
Brent says he has no regrets about his decision to have the family mourn Sam at home.
‘'It was a beautiful process and allowed us all to take the time to grieve.'