Irish mum tells of heartache as teenage daughter dies from asthma attack 5 months ago

Irish mum tells of heartache as teenage daughter dies from asthma attack

So tragic.

A devastated mum from Donegal has revealed her heartbreak after losing her daughter to an asthma attack last year.

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Aimee Devenney from Letterkenny sadly passed away last year after the tragic incident.

Her mum Michelle appeared on Barrscéalta on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Thursday to share her story.

14 year old Aimee had been staying with her grandparents in Rann na Feirste last December when she rang her mum upset and panicking.

Feeling the asthma attack coming on, she rang her mum to help calm her as she often got panic attacks when it happened, telling her mum on the phone: "Mammy, I need you to calm me down."

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Michelle added: “That was the last time I spoke to her."

Aimee then collapsed and emergency services were rushed to the scene, but it was too late and Aimee didn't make it.

Michelle explained: “They worked on her for a long time.

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"They told me in the hospital that normally they only work on a case like this for twenty minutes, but that they had worked on her for two and a half hours, so I knew they had done everything they possibly could to save her.”

Now determined to honour her memory, Aimee's family are starting a fundraiser for two separate charities with nearly €20,000 raised already.

She continued: "We decided to collect money for two charities, the Asthma Society of Ireland, because people don’t know enough about asthma and how dangerous it can be, and Pieta House in Letterkenny.

“Aimee spent some time with them, she suffered a lot with her mental health.

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"You would never think it, because she was always so happy go lucky, but they helped her through a really tough time and I’d like to give something back."

Knowing her "kind" daughter would be proud of what they are doing, Michelle added: "She was very good at music and drama, like her grandad. She was very kind and always had a smile on her face.

"She’d be very proud of the work we’re doing to help these charities.”