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Family pays tribute to 'beautiful' mum-to-be Kirsty

Thatcham mother and her unborn twins die after seizure on Christmas Eve

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Family pays tribute to 'beautiful' mum-to-be Kirsty

“THREE princesses have gone together to heaven.”

That was the touching tribute from the parents of a pregnant Thatcham woman who died on Christmas Eve after suffering a seizure.

Popular Kirsty Walker, aged 31, who lived near Kennet School with her fiancé Kris Smith, was just eight weeks away from giving birth to twin girls when tragedy struck.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics who performed an emergency caesarean, Miss Walker’s seizure – caused by her epilepsy – also claimed the lives of her unborn twins.

Speaking to the Newbury Weekly News this week, Miss Walker’s distraught mother, Debbie, spoke of the family’s anguish and coming to terms with the loss of her daughter.

Mrs Walker, of Beancroft Road, said: “We go up and down. One minute we cry, the next we try and smile. We even try and laugh.

“Kirsty was beautiful and so well-groomed. Everyone knew her for her big blue eyes and everyone who met her loved her within seconds."

Last week, Mrs Walker posted the tragic news on Facebook and encouraged people to ‘share’ it to raise awareness of epilepsy.

For the full story, see this week's Newbury Weekly News.

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