A MUM who lost her young son to a rare illness is setting up a charity in his honour.
Thirteen-year-old Ahmar Javed, of Elderslie, tragically passed away from Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) in April this year.
The condition, which affects just one in 10,000 people, is an abnormal connection of veins and arteries which fuse together like a blood clot.
These can eventually rupture, leading to haemorrhage, which in Ahmar’s case was in his brain.
The loss of Ahmar, who was a pupil at Castlehead High School, in Paisley, has had a devastating impact on his parents Akram and Sameena, as well as younger sister Mariya, who attends Wallace Primary, in Elderslie.