Three-year-old mysteriously dies in his sleep

2018-06-26 14:32
Little boy sleeping. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

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Sophie Jones (26) from Wrexham in northern Wales is grieving the loss of her son, Thomas, who died in his sleep just days after his third birthday.

Sophie had put the little boy to bed the night before but when she and her partner, Adam Williams (34), went to check on him the next morning, the tot didn’t respond, Metro UK reports.

Despite their best efforts to revive him, medics had to let the distraught parents know their son had died in his sleep.

“My life will never be the same again. He lived his little life to the fullest. He was a typical little boy,” Sophie said. According to her, Thomas had been fine the day before he died and was even playing on his roller skates.

“He’d been playing on his roller skates all day the day before; he was completely fine – and that makes it worse for me,” she said. “If he’d been ill, perhaps I could have prepared myself for this. I just wish I had answers.”

A post-mortem found nothing out of the ordinary, adding to the couple’s anguish, The Sun reports.

“Thomas will never be forgotten; he’ll be talked about every day,” Sophie added. “I don't think there’s a way to describe how I feel. I’m still coming to terms with it.”

“He was a bit tired when he was going to bed, but because of all the excitement from his party a couple of days before, I thought it was normal. I feel as if I'm looking for someone to blame. I feel angry and upset.”

The toddler’s funeral was held three weeks later and he leaves behind his parents and brothers, James (8) and Ethan (1).

The family is now organising a family fun day in remembrance of Thomas and aims to raise funds for two charities, Hope House and the North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Rugby League, Mirror UK reports.  

Sources: metro.co.uk, thesun.co.uk

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