A grief-stricken mother has revealed what she and her late-daughter discussed before her untimely passing.
Amy Greenwood, 22, from Skelmersdale was discovered unconscious by her partner after experiencing an asthma attack.
The mother-of-two was taken to Wigan hospital the following day, on October 21, 2022, where her family had to make the agonising decision to turn her life support off.
The young mother had only recently relocated to her new family home, with her fiancé, Keegan Boylan, and two children – Bailey, five, and Orla, one.
Amy’s mother, Joanne, told the Liverpool Echo that her late daughter was ‘upbeat and positive’ during their last phone call together, talking about what she’d done that day and a cute Christmas pudding outfit she’d bought for Orla.
Amy Greenwood (pictured) passed away at the age of 22, after experiencing an unexpected and sever asthma attack
The mother-of-two was discovered by her partner Keegan Boylan after he heard a loud thump coming from upstairs in their new family home
The grieving mother said her daughter was excited for her future after moving into her new family home.
During their final phone call Amy was talking about the little things she had done that day such as, washing her hair and building a new coffee table with her partner.
Joanne recalled: ‘[She said she] was OK, that she’d bought a little outfit for Orla – it was a Christmas pudding outfit that was still hanging up on the back of the door weeks and weeks later.’
Amy, who worked for the supermarket chain ASDA, had lived her entire life with asthma, and had visited hospital because of the condition multiple times.
However, the mother-of-two, who was looking forward to her future with her young family, had never experienced such a severe attack.
On the night of the unexpected asthma attack, Amy’s partner, Keegan, was startled by a loud thump coming from upstairs.
Amy’s mother Joanne revealed her daughter was ‘upbeat and positive’ during their final phone call, adding she was a 22-year-old looking forward to the future
The 22-year-old had suffered with asthma her entire life, however she never had experienced an attack as severe as that fateful night. According to her mother Joanne, medical staff stated the attack may have been caused by a basic cold or an underlying infection
12 months on from her daughter’s death, Joanne divulged how deeply she missed her daughter and how many people loved Amy. The family have planned a charity ball in memory of Amy. Regarding the event, Joanne said: ‘She saw the good in people. She was a really good friend to people and she just loved her babies’
Unfortunately, despite the best attempts of medical staff, the mother-of-two passed away the following day.
Keegan followed the sound up the stairs of his new home, to find his beloved Amy not breathing.
WHAT IS ASTHMA?
Asthma is a common but incurable condition which affects the small tubes inside the lungs.
It can cause them to become inflamed, or swollen, which restricts the airways and makes it harder to breathe.
The condition affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood. Symptoms may improve or even go away as children grow older, but can return in adulthood.
Symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, a tight chest and coughing, and these may get worse during an asthma attack.
Treatment usually involves medication which is inhaled to calm down the lungs.
Triggers for the condition include allergies, dust, air pollution, exercise and infections such as cold or flu.
If you think you or your child has asthma you should visit a doctor, because it can develop into more serious complications like fatigue or lung infections.
He instantly began performing CPR on his fiancée. Family members as well as emergency services were contacted and the 22-year-old was taken to hospital.
Amy had never had an asthma episode as severe, according to her mother, who was told by medical staff the attack may have been triggered by a basic cold or hidden infection.
The grief-stricken mother said that the episode was so ‘bad’ that nobody could have resuscitated her daughter.
Joanne later detailed how she deeply has misses her child, who she chatted with daily.
Despite her enormous loss, Joanne explained Amy’s passing has made her realise how loved her daughter was by other people.
A year after the sad passing of the mother-of-two, the family have organised a charity ball in Amy’s memory.
Joanne stated how important it is for people to be able to spot when someone else needs an inhaler, or know what to do if someone is unable to breathe.
Amy’s mother hopes raising awareness will make people more empathetic towards those suffering with asthma and how debilitating the condition can be.
Tickets for Amy’s Charity Ball have now completely sold out, however there are still raffle tickets available,
Joanne said: ‘It’s all about remembering Amy,’ adding: ‘She saw the good in people. She was a really good friend to people and she just loved her babies.’
All the money made from the charity ball will be donated to Asthma + Lung UK.