‘Healthy, smiling’ four-month-old baby boy dies in his sleep on Boxing Day – as devastated parents appeal for help funding ‘happy send-off he deserves’
- Georgina Marshall, 20, found son Isaac lifeless in his cot after his first Christmas
- Father Aiden Brown, also 20, was told his child had died while he was at work
- His grandfather and father came to tell him the news during a shift at CEX store
- The parents are now raising money to give him a send-off celebrating his life
Isaac Marshall (pictured) died in his sleep on Boxing Day
A heartbroken mother found her four-month-old boy lifeless in his cot on Boxing Day after the baby died in his sleep.
Georgina Marshall discovered her son, Isaac, was not breathing the day after his first Christmas.
The 20-year-old said her baby was born five weeks prematurely in September but was a ‘healthy, happy baby who was always smiling’.
The mother, from St Ann’s, Nottinghamshire, said: ‘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.
Georgina Marshall (pictured, left, cradling her son) found her four-month-old (right) not breathing on December 26
‘He was a smiling and happy baby. He brought joy to everyone’s life. He was premature but had gained full strength and health. He had a bit of a cold so they are doing an autopsy to work out how he died.’
Isaac’s father, Aidan Brown, was working at CEX when his father and grandfather came to tell him that his son had died.
Aidan Brown (pictured holding Isaac) was at work when his father and grandfather came to tell him his son was dead
‘There was no sign that he was really ill,’ the 20-year-old said.
‘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.’
Ms Marshall is fundraising to give Isaac the ‘happy send-off he deserves’.
She is currently on benefits and is unable to afford all the costs for the funeral.
‘I don’t believe children should travel in a black hearse for the funeral,’ she said.
‘I want him to go in a white car and for the funeral to remember him and his life.’
You can donate to Georgina’s fundraiser, ‘An Angel’s Send Off’ here.