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Little girl’s tragic call to gran after discovering mum, 28, had died in her sleep

A young mum was found by her seven-year daughter after dying a “totally unexpected” death in her sleep, an inquest heard.

Single mum Daisy Clear, 28, suffered an epileptic seizure before passing away at her home on Cale Street in Stockport on October 8 last year.

She was discovered by her young daughter who rang Daisy’s mum in a heartbreaking call saying: “Mummy is asleep. I can’t wake her up.”

Daisy’s mum, Fiona Clear, told an inquest at Stockport Coroners’ Court she rushed round after the call, reports Manchester Evening News.

Describing her daughter, she said: “She was always active and sociable. She was well organised and was quite unique.

Ms Clear said when she arrived at the house she found Daisy who would look at her and then look away a few times “before eventually coming round.”

She said: “It was a bit of a shock. I’m her mum so I would worry.”

Daisy Clear with friends before she died in her sleep in October
Daisy Clear with friends before she died in her sleep in October

The mum was rushed to hospital where medics battled to save her life but despite their best efforts she was confirmed dead at 8.43am.

Daisy began suffering seizures in 2020 but before that had been “fit and well,” Assistant Coroner Christopher Murray said.

Her GP, Dr Maha Nadeem said Daisy attended A&E on February 16 and described how she was shaking in her sleep, tongue-biting and had an episode where she had banged her head.

Dr Nadeem said she had recommended lamotrigine medicine but could not prescribe it to women of child-bearing age without a consultation because of potential risks.

Assistant Coroner Christopher Murray said “Daisy was growing up fit and well with no illness.

“In the last 12 months she began suffering from a series of seizures.

“This is truly a sad and totally unexpected death for the family and I thank them for the way they have conducted themselves with great dignity.

“How sad it must have been to lose her at such a young age.”

Concluding death by natural causes, he said on the balance of probabilities nocturnal seizures related to epilepsy were the likely cause.

Speaking after the inquest, Daisy’s best friend Jennifer Kershaw said: “She had the biggest heart, she was the best mum to her amazing mini-me daughter Robyn and watching her raise her was a privilege.

“She was a mum to everyone she knew offering advice and being there for you whenever you needed her.

“A sassy hilarious character who said what was on her mind.

“Her laugh was the best sound you could hear and to this day melts my heart.

“She was constantly making everyone laugh and the fun we had, as family and friends with Daisy, it’s something you can never forget.”



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