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Young mum died from stroke just weeks after giving birth

Young mum died from stroke just weeks after giving birth

Shannon's husband Scott is now raising their daughter alone.

People are offering their condolences to heartbroken husband Scott Sime, whose wife Shannon tragically died of a stroke just weeks after giving birth.

Shannon Sime, 29, worked as a hairdresser in Australia after moving over from the UK, and had just welcomed her baby daughter Harlow to the world six weeks ago.

Shannon's husband Scott, who is now raising baby Harlow by himself, announced the devastating news on Facebook last Friday (12 August).

The new mum suffered a stroke just six weeks after giving birth.
Facebook/Scott Sime

In an emotional post, he wrote: "I genuinely don’t even know where to begin writing this…

"Last Friday morning, Shannon was rushed into hospital. Unfortunately, from there she gained her angel wings."

Remembering his wife, he continued: "Shannon is the most amazing person I’ve ever met, she’s my best friend as well my wife and the mother to our beautiful daughter.

"She’s made this world a much better place and it comforts me in knowing how many positive impacts she’s had on people lives from every corner of the globe.

"I’m in awe of all the amazing things we’ve been able to do together and how even after everything she’s been through was still able to find the strength to live every moment like it was her last and be as selfless as she is."

Shannon's husband Scott announced the heartbreaking news on Facebook.
Facebook/Scott Sime

Scott went on to say how "eternally grateful" he was that Shannon had chosen to "do life" with him, and promised to give their daughter "the life you would have wanted for her".

Heartbroken by Scott's story, friends, loved ones, and strangers shared and commented on his story, offering messages of love and support, and sharing their favourite memories of Shannon.

Shannon and Scott moved from the UK to Australia together ten years ago, and had been living across Adelaide and Melbourne before settling in the Gold Coast.

She was remembered as someone who could always find the good in every situation and loved to help others, whether it was volunteering at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day or cutting hair for women affected by domestic violence.

Friends remembered Shannon as a selfless, positive person.
Facebook/Scott Sime

According to a GoFundMe page, set up by friends of Shannon and Simon, Shannon's final 'selfless' act was to donate her organs, potentially saving the lives of five people.

The GoFundMe page was set up to help support Mr Sime to raise his daughter alone "as they learn to live without their beautiful wife and mother".

You can donate here.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Scott Sime

Topics: Australia, Life, Real Life, Health