A “HEALTHY and happy” four-year-old girl died suddenly after collapsing at home in front of her dad. Little Millicent Edwards fell ill on 14th June then was put in an induced coma and passed away two days later.
Her family are desperately searching for answers as doctors can’t explain what happened. Friends described the youngster as a “bubbly, kind and special little girl that touched the lives of so many”. Emma Bell, a close friend of the family, added: “Millicent was so bright and clever. She was just wonderful.
“She attended the local dance studio, childcare, and preschool where she had made many friends who adored her. “She was loved by all who met her and will be forever missed.” The schoolgirl, from Alice Springs, Australia, who had no previous health conditions, “stopped breathing” two weeks ago while with her dad Cody Edwards.
She received CPR and was placed in an induced coma at a local hospital before being transferred to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. There, Milli was pronounced brain dead and “danced her way to heaven” a short time later. “It was all very sudden,” Emma told Yahoo.
Speaking to 7News, she added: “She was a healthy, happy little girl. “Hopefully, we are going to get some answers.” Milli, who spent two years travelling around the country with her parents in a van, was laid to rest on Monday. Mourners were encouraged to wear bright colours to reflect the “little dancing queen”.
A GoFundMe campaign was launched to help mum Amanda Watt and dad Cody pay for the funeral. Amanda said: “What I wouldn’t give to wake up from this nightmare, baby girl. “Our hearts are broken, and we feel so empty without you.”