Tragedy two-year-old girl dies suddenly in her sleep

(MIRROR) – The devastated mum of little Wyatt Rose Wheeler has led tributes to her daughter on Facebook, after she passed away after a short illness at her home in Duffryn, Newport

Heartbreaking tributes have been paid to a “happy and lovely little girl” who suddenly died on Friday morning.

Two-year-old Wyatt Rose Wheeler passed away after a short illness at her home in Duffryn, Newport.

Writing on Facebook, heartbroken mum Laura, 31, said: “Our beautiful two-year-old baby girl passed away in her sleep.

“She was diagnosed with tonsillitis two days earlier and seemed like she was getting better. We don’t have any answers that we sorely need yet, all we know is that life has been so cruel and that we are broken.

“She was so full of love and joy and was the beacon that guided us all home from difficult times to become a family again. I’m not religious but I’ve never hoped for a heaven more.

“Don’t feel the need to say words; I appreciate every single message I receive but all I want is her to be back here with us. This house is full of her and everywhere I turn she’s around me. It’s heartbreaking but also wonderful. I never want to be without her.

“Her sisters are devastated and we’re doing all we can to keep it together but life is less sweet without her cheeky grin. We love you, Wyatt. Night night, love you.”

Talking about the days leading up to the tragic death, friend of the family Ellie Daniel said: “It’s so unexpected. On Wednesday, she had been sniffling and it had seemed like a cold for a few days. She seemed to have some difficulty breathing so they took her into the Gwent [hospital] to have her checked over and they said that it looked like tonsillitis.

“They gave her some antibiotics and sent her home and with the antibiotics she seemed to be perking up. On Thursday she was sleeping a lot but she was eating.”

Ellie said an investigation into the death will be taking place so that the family can get the answers they desperately need.

A crowdfunder page has been set up by Ellie alongside friends Nicola Gilmore, Sam Dabb, Harriet Watkins, Kristy-Ann Standbridge and Becky Charlon, who are all close friends of the family.

Writing on the crowdfunding page, the group said: “Her family are, of course, devastated by this awful tragedy, and truly broken by this terrible shock.

“In her short time with us, Wyatt touched the lives of so many. The outpouring of grief and love for this wonderful little girl has been overwhelming and humbling.

“Wyatt was a happy, curious, sweet-natured and lovely little girl who was loved fiercely by all who knew her. Words can’t express nor do justice to the joy she brought to all of us and the pain her passing has brought.

“She captured the hearts of those who met her, immediately. Her captivating positivity and joy for life was a pleasure to witness. To know her was to love her, deeply and instantly. Though she is no longer with us, she will forever be loved and missed by so many.”

“In the longer term we want to make sure that they are able to celebrate Wyatt’s life with a memorial fitting of how truly loved she was. We would give Wyatt the world if we could.

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