A family have been left devastated after their mother died suddenly on Christmas Day.
Natalie Jordan’s death shocked both her family and friends due to her being fit and healthy before she became unwell.
Now the 55-year-old mum has left her four children in turmoil and her eldest daughter Ellie Jordan has “given everything up” to look after her family.
The 20-year-old will now devote herself to caring for her disabled brother, Jamie and two other siblings; 17-year-old Faye and 14-year-old Sophie.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Sophie said: “It feels like a whirlwind.
“Leading up to Christmas she was fine and was really looking forward to Christmas.
“On Christmas morning, she usually stayed with us while we open all of our presents but she only managed to see us open a couple as she said she was in pain and had to go for a lie down.
“We were really close, she was loving and caring and the world’s biggest Liverpool fan.
“I’ve given everything up now to look after my brother, I was planning to go to University but I’m not now.”
Natalie was a full time carer for her 21-year-old son who has Autism and suffers with anxeity.
Now this responsibility has now been given to Ellie, who is looking after her sister Faye too.
Ellie said: “We had to ring an ambulance on Christmas Day, only one of us could go in with her so I did.
“My brother and sisters met us there, but Mum couldn’t speak in the hospital because of how much pain she was in.
“She was on loads of morphine, then her organs shut down and she died.
“It’s been really stressful and things are different now, but this is just the way things are.”
Ellie’s youngest sister, Sophie, 14 is currently with their dad who also lives in Wirral.
But because of issues with space Ellie says she would rather stay in her family home where she lived with her mum.
The cause of Natalie Jordan’s death is still not clear, although it is believed to have stemmed from a blood clot.
Since her death, a fundraising page has been set up to help raise money to support funeral costs and to support Ellie and the rest of her family.
The page was set up by Natalie’s friend Sarah Lomax.
The message on the page reads: “On Boxing Day 2018 Natalie Jordan gained her angel wings .
“Natalie’s sudden death has left behind her four children who need our help and support to give Natalie the funeral and send off she really deserves.
“Natalie had many friends who adored her and I’m sure would want to help raise as much as possible to help her family/children.
“The most giving person who never asked for anything in return, always had a smile even when suffering severe pain and put everyone before herself no matter how ill she was.”
At the time of publication the page had raised £1,159. You can donate and view the fund raising page here.