Heartbreaking funeral request of mum who found baby dead in cot on Boxing Day
A mum who found her "healthy" and "smiling" baby son dead in his cot on Boxing Day has a heartbreaking request for his funeral.
Georgina Marshall, 20, began screaming when she discovered her little boy, Isaac, ‘not breathing’ the day after his first Christmas.
Panicked, she started giving the four-month-old chest compressions but he tragically couldn’t be saved, Nottinghamshire Live reports.
He had passed away in his sleep.
Now, Georgina wants to give her "gorgeous" son the send-off he deserves – including a white car to carry him to his funeral service.
The grieving mum, of St Ann’s, Nottingham, said: "I don’t believe children should travel in a black hearse for the funeral. I want him to go in a white car and for the funeral to remember him and his life."
She has set up a fundraising page to give Isaac an "angel’s send off", where more than £2,300 has already been raised by well-wishers.
It was on Boxing Day morning that a horrified Georgina discovered her boy lifeless in his cot as she went to feed him.
She bravely recalled: "I walked in to give him a feed on Boxing Day morning and saw he wasn’t breathing.
"I started giving him compressions and my mum came in to help. I was screaming and panicking.
"I want to raise awareness of how sudden it can be. Make sure you enjoy the time you have got with your son or daughter.
"He was a smiling and happy baby. He brought joy to everyone’s life. He was premature but had gained full strength and health."
She added: "He had a bit of a cold so they are doing an autopsy to work out how he died."
A post-mortem examination is being carried out to find out how Isaac died.
His dad, Aidan Brown, was working at CEX when his own father and grandad were forced to tell him that his son had passed away.
"There was no sign that he was really ill," said the heartbroken 20-year-old, also of St Ann’s.
"It just happened out of the blue. We want to raise awareness of it. It’s not something people talk about until it actually happens.
"Isaac was always smiling and always happy and playful. I have really dark moments where I just break down. I’m trying to keep positive."
Isaac had been born a month early in September, weighing 4lb 4oz.
His mum, who currently relies on benefits, cannot afford all the costs for his funeral so has appealed for help on Facebook.
You can donate to her fundraiser, ‘An Angel’s Send Off’, here.
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