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Grieving parents pour out their hearts: Our daughter survived cancer but then died of a broken heart

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Amelia with her ex-husband, Desmond Delport, who says she “dedicated her life” to their daughter, Denise. They believe she lost the will to live after Awa’s death. (Photo: Lubabalo Lesolle)
Amelia with her ex-husband, Desmond Delport, who says she “dedicated her life” to their daughter, Denise. They believe she lost the will to live after Awa’s death. (Photo: Lubabalo Lesolle)

They thought she’d be snatched away from them when cancer invaded her body as a baby – but their little girl was a fighter.  

She went on to grow up, meet the love of her life and marry him.  

Then tragedy struck: her beloved husband was killed in a freak trampoline accident and she fell apart. Ten months later she was dead – and her grieving parents believe she died of a broken heart. 

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