Donna Taylor: British mother of four suddenly dies at 38 while taking daughter to school


Tributes have been paid to a young mother who collapsed and died suddenly while taking her daughter to school.

Tributes have been paid to a British mother who collapsed and died suddenly while at school.

Donna Taylor, 38, was walking her daughter to school last Monday when her head started to hurt. The sun reports.

Emergency services fought for an hour to save the mother in West Yorks’ Sowerby Bridge before she was taken to 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 being cared for by their father.

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

“She literally walked her daughter to school and said she had a pain in her head and she… [ended] When she collapsed, an ambulance was called and they were working on the side of the road for about an hour,” her devastated cousin Kealy Smith said.

“It was very unexpected, she just brought her daughter to school. She spoke to my uncle the night before. I think everyone was just in shock. How can you go from taking your daughter to school to being away?”

Ms Taylor’s heartbroken family has now launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for her funeral.

They said that because of the mother’s young age, she had no plans if disaster struck.

In tribute, Kealy added: “I never saw her without her children, her children were her whole life, she never did anything for herself. As long as the children were happy and taken care of, she was happy.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and is reproduced with permission

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