Mum of Sheffield teen girl who saved four lives with organs appeals for band for fundraiser
The mother of a 17-year-old girl who died unexpectedly and donated her organs has appealed for a band to play at the fundraising event to mark what would have been her 18th birthday.
Former Ecclesfield School pupil Skye Thompson was having a normal day until she started fitting in front of her heartbroken family in October 2015.
She was rushed to the city’s Northern General Hospital – but doctors were unable to save her and she died a short time later after suffering a bleed on the brain.
The 17-year-old had reportedly been unaware that she had a urinary tract infection, which had caused her temperature to spike and led to the fit.
Skye’s uncle, Scott Thompson, said her parents, Helen, aged 33, and Peter, 45, of High Green, made the decision to donate her organs as she would have wanted to help others.
Helen has tonight posted this message online: “On a normal Friday in October 2015 my daughter skye was taken to the Northern General Hospital after I found her at home unconscious and fitting.
“We were told that skye would not recover and she passed away on the Saturday.
“I made the decision to donate her organs and now four people live on even though she doesn’t. On Friday (May 27th) I am holding a fundraising event in her memory she would have been 18 on the 28th.
“I had a band that had volunteered to play be due to circumstances beyond their control they have had to cancel.
“I am in need of a band to play for me and do a couple of spots. The event is at Tankersley Manor and starts at 7.30pm, thank you in advance.”