Show of support for ‘our guardian angel’
Friend’s mum recalls Patrik’s help for her son
THE mother of a friend of Patrik's has described him as a ‘guardian angel'.
Jenny Harris’s son, Sam, went to school with Patrik both to York House School in Croxley Green and Berkhamsted School.
Ms Harris said: “My son had a hard time at school and when Patrik died he told me about what he did.
“He was amazing, he stood up to the people who were giving him a hard time. He was just wonderful. He stood up for Sam, he had something about him that was a bit different and he was there when stuff happened. I had no idea.”
Ms Harris got to know Patrik when the families would do the school run together when the two boys were growing up. Although they were in different friendship groups, Patrik would keep an eye out for Sam.
The mother added: “It was very memorable when Patrik invited Sam to a football match, he thought that he would enjoy it as he hadn’t been to one before.
“Patrik really helped my son, he was such a decent person.”
She added: “When my son found out what had happened to Patrik, he was distraught, he couldn’t get his head around it. He was sobbing, it was terrible. That is when he told me about what Patrik had done for him. He was there for Sam on several occasions.”
Ms Harris is also very grateful to Patrik for being there for her son three years ago when his long-term girlfriend broke up with him.
Ms Harris, who lives in Chorleywood, said: “Patrik comforted Sam and looked after him at a party. He was like a guardian angel, he was there when he was needed.
She added: “I would 100 per cent back the campaign, our family always wear seatbelts.”
AMAZING: Jenny Harris’s son Sam was helped by Patrik Biel, right, at school; now she too has backed the campaign