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Mum, 32, was 'completely normal' before she died suddenly

Mum, 32, was 'completely normal' before she died suddenly

She leaves behind three young children

A mum has tragically passed away at the age of just 32-years-old after seeming 'completely normal' .

Sarah Stephens, who has been described as a 'brilliant mum who lived for her kids', was found on the floor of her bedroom at his Seaforth home in Merseyside by her father, Paul, last month (20 November)

Paul, 67, immediately called an ambulance despite 'everything seeming normal' with medical staff arriving at the residence shortly after.

The mum-of-three made a 'miraculous recovery' from cancer thanks to the help of a new experimental treatment at just six-years-old.

She sadly went on to lose a leg following the treatment over 25 years ago, and had to attend regular hospital appointments due to her previous illness.

However, despite this, the coroner has not yet been able to determine the case of Sarah's sudden and shocking death.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo yesterday (5 December), Paul said: "Her death is still a real puzzle to us all. The coroner could not find a cause of death."

He continued: "They have passed her onto the pathologist. I heard her earlier in the morning in the bathroom and she wasn't very well but it didn't seem anything out of the ordinary.

"I ask myself if I had called an ambulance then would she still be alive, but an ambulance would not have been able to treat her for anything.

Sarah Stephens, 32, tragically died after seeming 'completely normal'.

"I went into her room and she was on the floor but she told me she was not in any pain. She often had muscle spasms because of her leg and we knew she was having them because she gritted her teeth.

"There was nothing like that - she was just normal. I called an ambulance anyway and it came within 12 minutes."

Unfortunately, Sarah's health took a turn for the worse when the ambulance arrived, with the grieving father recalling: "The ambulance crew started working on her but then they just turned to me and told me she was gone.

"I felt numb. It was just unbelievable. I still can't get my head around it."

Remembering his daughter, who he said was 'absolutely amazing and incredibly strong' despite her cancer diagnosis, Paul reminisced: "She loved swimming and she tried out for the netball team, despite only having one leg - that shows the type of kid she was.

"She was never embarrassed about having one leg - she never let it hold her back. She was our only child so we gave her everything."

Sarah has left behind three children; 15-year-old Brooke, 11-year-old Kourtney and little Isaac, who is just two years old.

Given her age, Sarah never had life insurance so the family are currently navigating the financial difficulties following the tragic loss.

"We've just got Isaac into nursery which is a huge cost while we're waiting for social services' funding," Paul explained. "Everything is just building up.

"The funeral directors have been really good - they've said we can spread the costs over a couple of years. They've been really understanding.

"We want to pay for a memorial so the children, especially Isaac, can go and visit to hold onto memories of their mum."

The local community has since stepped in to offer the mourning family some financial relief with people already donating hundreds of pounds to a GoFundMe page which has currently raised £1,693 of its £5,000 goal.

Talking about how he wants his daughter to be remembered, Paul said: "Sarah got a second chance at life and lived another 26 years.

"She never took anything for granted and lived everyday as it came and brought up three amazing children. I hope everyone cherishes life the same way."

You can donate to the GoFundMe here.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

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Topics: Parenting, Real Life, Health, UK News, News