Mother-of-two dies suddenly on Christmas Day after falling ill while preparing to celebrate with her family
- Dawn Walker ‘s condition ‘spiralled out of control’ on Christmas Eve in Lincoln
- Mother-of-two suffered from rare disorder Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Daughter Terrianne raced more than 250 miles from Wales when she heard news
A mother-of-two died suddenly on Christmas Day after falling ill while she prepared to celebrate with her family.
Dawn Walker was rushed to hospital after becoming sick at home in Lincoln and passed away in the early hours of the morning.
The mother suffered from Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS), a rare disorder that had already claimed the life of her father, brother and grandmother.
Dawn Walker was rushed to hospital after becoming sick at home in Lincoln and passed away in the early hours of the morning
Dale Walker, her husband of 33 years, said her condition had ‘spiralled out of control’ on Christmas Eve.
Mrs Walker, who worked as a transport driver at Lincoln County Hospital, was rushed for a CT scan within three minutes of a 999 call.
Her daughter Terrianne Walker, 24, raced more than 250 miles from Carmarthenshire, Wales, with her partner when she heard the devastating news.
She told Lincolnshire Live: ‘I received a call from my dad, and one of the first things he said was that the paramedics said that it was unlikely that she would make it through the night.
‘I spent the next five hours trying not to be sick and I don’t think I said anything to my boyfriend the whole time – I was just trying my best to keep myself focused in straight line.
Mrs Walker condition had ‘spiralled out of control’ on Christmas Eve and her family called 999
‘I kept texting and phoning tell him to say that I love her.’
Despite medics efforts Mrs Walker lost her battle and passed away at 2am on Christmas Day.
Terrianne said that she had taken a teddy from her mother’s room and had ‘cried all night’ following her sudden death.
She told Lincolnshire Live: ‘We all woke up the following morning after having barely any sleep that night. We didn’t open any presents and I think the only food we managed was a turkey sandwich.’
Mr Walker said his wife was a ‘determined and tenacious person’ who and wants to raise awareness of the condition he dubbed ‘a hidden killer’.
Despite medics efforts Mrs Walker lost her battle and passed away at 2am on Christmas Day