A mom is devastated after waking up on the morning of her 30th birthday to find her dead baby girl in bed.
Elle Wilkinson found her one-year-old Lola lying face down on the floor at their home in Sydney, Australia on June 17.
Chloe, Mrs. Wilkinson’s friend, said Yahoo News Australia the mom of two was preparing for the day when she realized that Lola, who was only 12 days away from her second birthday, was sleeping later than usual.
She called her daughter several times before entering her room and finding her face with vomit on the bed next to her, said the friend.
Chloe said that Mrs. Wilkinson, now distraught, came to pick up her daughter and saw that the color of her skin was different.
Her eight-year-old son Ruben asked for help and her neighbors tried unsuccessfully to save Lola using CPR.
Paramedics declared her dead at the scene – leaving the young family “broken without words,” the friend said.
Chloe said that Ms. Wilkinson was still traumatized and unable to speak about her devastating loss.
“She’s not very good, she can’t talk about it. She is very, very traumatized, ”she said.
Ruben feels “lost and confused” and stays with his father while Ms. Wilkinson has booked into a hotel to recover.
Chloé told herself that Mrs. Wilkinson, Ruben and Lola had gone to the park the day before the toddler’s death.
“She was happy and healthy and was running in the park,” she said.
She told Yahoo News that Lola did not seem sick or irritable and had eaten all of her dinner the night before her death.
It is not yet known what caused the youngster’s sudden death, but a lesion found on his lung was sent for a test.
Chloé created a GoFundMe to help family find new accommodation because the couple don’t want to go back to the house where Lola died.
On the page, Chloé writes: “The beautiful Lola lived a life full of happiness and love. We are still awaiting answers on the death of Lola.
“Our hearts are beyond breakup, without words to describe this terrible situation. She lost her beautiful daughter and Ruben does not have her only brother Lola.”
To date, the appeal has raised more than $ 18,000 from its goal of $ 20,000.