Beloved Sheffield mum-of-three Susan Allsop loses Covid battle on daughter's birthday
A much loved mum-of-three from Sheffield who was placed in an induced coma as she battled Covid lost her fight for life on her daughter’s birthday.
Susan Allsop, aged 64, who was normally fit and healthy, was admitted to hospital at the beginning of February after contracting coronavirus.
Medics placed her in an induced coma and put her on a ventilator to give her body the chance to rest while fighting the deadly virus.
Her sons, Craig and Lee, and daughter Kerry, shared a heartbreaking video call with Susan before she was placed in the coma, not knowing if she would ever wake up.
After a week, Susan, from Gleadless, was brought out of the coma and her family was hopeful that she would make a full recovery.
But complications set in and tests eventually revealed that Susan’s lungs had been extensively damaged by the Covid virus and she would not survive.
Last Friday, on her daughter Kerry Seymour’s 42nd birthday, Susan’s family received the heartbreaking news that her death was imminent.
Susan’s son Craig, 35, who she lived with, said the family was heartbroken at the death but thankful for the care their mum received at both the Northern General and Royal Hallamshire hospitals.
A fundraising 50-mile walk he planned for the NHS while his mum was in hospital will now go ahead in memory of her.
Over £5,000 has been donated so far and Susan’s family would be grateful for donations in lieu of flowers.
Craig said: “We couldn’t do anything to help mum so it gives us comfort to hope we have helped another family and will be giving back the the NHS staff that worked so hard for mum and everyone else.
“We are hoping to get the money into a fund that goes to the staff for meals and refreshments while they are working these long shifts.”
Paying tribute to his mum, he said she was beautiful and always full of life and joy.
He said: “We need to focus on the 64 amazing years mum had and all the happy times we all shared with her. Keep your family close and cherish every moment.”
To donate money in memory of Susan for the NHS, visit Craig’s online Just Giving page.