Donna Taylor: British mother of four died suddenly at the age of 38 while walking her daughter to school

They honored the memory of a young mother who lost consciousness and died suddenly when she was walking with her daughter to school.

A tribute was paid to a British mother who collapsed and died suddenly while on a school run.

Donna Taylor, 38, was walking her daughter to school last Monday when she started having a headache. Sun reports.

Ambulance crews fought to save the mother in Sowerby Bridge, West York, for an hour before she was taken to the hospital.

Unfortunately, Ms. Taylor was declared clinically brain dead and her life support machine was turned off the next day.

Her four children – aged one, five, 12 and 14 – are now under the care of their father.

In a double tragedy, her son Josh passed away when he was only three years old.

“She literally walked her daughter to school and said that she had a headache and she [ended] fainted, called an ambulance, and they worked with her for about an hour on the side of the road,” said her devastated cousin Keely Smith.

“It was very unexpected, she was just taking her daughter to school. She talked to my uncle the night before. I think everyone was just in shock. How can you go from taking your daughter to school to not having her?”

Heartbroken, Ms. Taylor’s family launched GoFundMe page raise money for her funeral.

They said that because of her mother’s young age, she had no plans in case of a tragedy.

Paying tribute, Keely added: “Never saw her without children, her children were her whole life, she never did anything for herself. As long as the children were happy and looked after her, she was happy.”

This article originally appeared on Sun and reproduced with permission

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