Mum Amy Wain dies after falling ill during Disneyland holiday
A YOUNG mum who fell into a coma after becoming ill while on holiday at Disneyland has died.
Amy Wain, 28, was diagnosed with untreated pneumonia after being forced to cut short her stay at the Paris resort because of her deteriorating health.
She had been enjoying the holiday with her daughter, Elissa, five, and twin sister Jessica.
Her death came four months after she was taken ill in June.
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Amy, of Swanwick, was travelling home on a ferry when her condition became critical and she had to be air-lifted back to France by helicopter.
Jessica stayed with Amy initially in the hospital, in Le Havre, but had to return home later because of the cost of staying in France.
Friends helped set up a group, Amy's Angels, to raise money to enable her family to visit her bedside.
Amy's mum, Debbie, flew to France to be with her daughter and was later joined by brother Mark and dad Clive.
They also made the decision that Elissa should see her mum and took her out there.
Amy was later moved to a specialist unit in Rouen when her condition deteriorated.
She was put on a life-support machine when her lungs, kidneys and heart failed.
Her family were told that if she was moved from hospital she would not survive the trip back to the UK.
Amy's condition deteriorated further and her family confirmed yesterday she died on November 2.
Jessica said the family had been left "devastated" by the death of her twin sister.
Among those who helped raise money to send Amy's family to France was friend Lorna Dixon, 43.
She said: "It is just devastating.
"We all thought she was getting better so it was such a shock when she passed away.
"We raised more than £7,000 to keep one of her family at her bedside in France.
"People were fantastic with what they gave."
And there are plans to keep Amy's name alive with a possible trust or charity event in the pipeline.
Lorna said: "We have thought about raising some more money but will wait until after the funeral and decide then."
Before travelling to France on June 1, Amy had been feeling unwell and went to the doctors numerous times but was told that there was nothing serious wrong.
Speaking in June, Jessica said: "She was given an inhaler, antibiotics and steroids but nothing really helped.
"She didn't feel well enough to travel but she went to the doctor the day before and the doctor said it was OK.
"She wanted to go so she didn't ruin Elissa's holiday. She wanted to be told she couldn't go, so she could have that excuse for her daughter.
"We were told that if her condition had been picked up sooner, this wouldn't be so serious."