A heartbroken family have spoken of their trauma after losing both of their teenage daughters to the same genetic condition.
In 2014, 16-year-old Jodie Muir’s heart stopped and she was found dead in her bed at her father’s house.
Last night, Jodie’s sister Taylor passed away as a result of the same genetic disorder, the Daily Record reports.
In a statement for their fundraising page, the family said:
Her heart simply stopped beating and the hospital staff could not bring her back. Taylor was only 14 and had her full life ahead of her. She was not only beautiful inside and out, but she was so comical and always made us laugh and smile.
To lose one child is devastating but to lose two is utterly cruel and heartbreaking. This fund has been set up to help our friends Laura and Peter so they can give Taylor the send off she truly deserves.
Last week, the girls’ mom Laura McArthur received the Caring Hero Award at the Daily Record’s ‘Our Heroes’ Awards.
She received the award for her contributions to fundraising for a child heart screening programme through her fundraising under her charity.
The charity is named The Jodie Muir Memorial Trust.
An inquest was originally held into Jodie’s death, and it was found to be inconclusive heart failure.
Speaking at the time of Jodie’s death, Taylor paid tribute to her sister, saying she was ‘smart, funny, gorgeous, creative, active and sweet.’
What a heartbreaking situation for the family, our thoughts are with them. To contribute to Laura’s fundraising, click here.