Fundraising in sister's memory for ICU

CHAIRS FOR SARAH: Sisters Stephanie Cooper, Emily Russell, Danielle Ankin and Kyrren Cooper have launched a fundraiser to supply comfortable chairs to the Intensive Care Unit for families of patients. Picture: Neil Richardson
CHAIRS FOR SARAH: Sisters Stephanie Cooper, Emily Russell, Danielle Ankin and Kyrren Cooper have launched a fundraiser to supply comfortable chairs to the Intensive Care Unit for families of patients. Picture: Neil Richardson

Twenty-four-year-old Sarah Cooper died in April, after a seizure lead to heart failure.

“Sarah had epilepsy, and she had a massive fit... they rushed her into hospital on life support which she was on for three days and then we were told she was brain dead and we couldn’t do any more for her,” said Sarah’s father Paul Cooper. 

The mother of two young boys was eligible for organ donation, which meant her family spent an extra two long days with Sarah in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Her donation saved five lives. 

Sarah was one of nine children, and her family have launched a fundraiser to buy the ICU comfortable seating for future families. 

Her sister Danielle Ankin said they often stayed in the ICU through the night, and the only option was standard sitting chairs. 

“We contacted the hospital and the head nurse in the ICU, and she is really excited and is finding out prices of the chairs for us,” she said.

The family were inspired by the compassionate and dedicated care they recived from the ICU nurses. 

To donate go to: gofundme.com/2bve6yk