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4-year-old girl dies suddenly after collapsing

Flowers on a casket. (Unsplash)
July 07, 2023

A healthy young girl died suddenly last month and medical professionals still haven’t determined the cause.

Four-year-old Millicent Edwards collapsed at her home in the Northern Territory, Australia on June 14, according to an online fundraiser set up by her family’s friend.

After being rushed to Alice Springs Hospital, Edwards was put into a medically induced coma before being transported by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

“Millicent fought hard to stay in this world but danced her way to heaven on Friday the 16th of June where she was surrounded by family and friends,” the fundraiser states.

The online fundraiser reached over $35,000 as of Friday afternoon.

“Millicent was a bubbly, kind and special little girl that touched the lives of so many. Millicent attended the local dance studio, childcare and preschool where she had made many friends that adored her,” the fundraiser states. “Millicent was loved by all that met her and will be forever missed. The gofundme has been set up as many people have reached out asking how to help.

The money raised will help Cody and Amanda cover Millicents memorial and funeral and give them the much needed time they need to grieve and not have to worry about going back to work.”

Earlier this year, actor Lance Reddick, best known for his roles in “The Wire” and “John Wick,” passed away at 60-years-old.

When Reddick died suddenly on March 17, the outpouring of grief from colleagues and co-workers showed a different side to him than one commonly seen in characters he played on the big screen: a loving, gentle and funny man.

David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” posted his heartbreak on Twitter.

“Consummate professional, devoted collaborator, lovely and gentle man, loyal friend. Could go on, but no, I can’t go on. This is gutting. And way, way, way too soon,” Simon wrote.