Two young children went to bed naked after their mum collapsed with an epileptic fit while giving them a bath. They thought she was just asleep.

This is so heartbreaking. Those precious little children.

Jamie Leigh Twidale, 24, was bathing her children Harley, four, and Skyelar, three, when as she was emptying the water, she suffered an epileptic fit, collapsed and died, reports Daily Mail.

Little Harley and Skyelar thought she had fallen asleep and spent the night naked. It wasn’t until the children failed to turn up for school the next day, that alarms were raised.

Jamie Leigh’s mother Elizabeth was phoned by their school and when she went to check on her family she found her daughter’s body slumped over the bath tub.

Elizabeth said: ‘The school had tried to ring Jamie, but couldn’t get an answer. They knew about her epilepsy and called me.

‘When I got to the house I could see the kids’ uniforms ready and it was really quiet.

‘I was shouting for Jamie, but couldn’t get an answer.

‘I went up the stairs and could see Harley wasn’t in his room, and when I turned I could see into the bathroom and saw Jamie slumped over the bath.’

Elizabeth said the children then came out of the bedroom of the house but thought their mother had just been sleeping.

She added: ‘It looks like she had bathed them on the Sunday night and was emptying the water out when she has had a fit over the bath, which is why the children didn’t have any clothes on.’

Elizabeth, who is also mother to Aaron, 18, said Harley and Skyelar hadn’t realised that anything was wrong and didn’t understand their mum isn’t coming back.

She said: ‘They just keep saying that she is asleep.

‘She was a fantastic mam, she lived for the kids, they were everything to her.

‘We used to spend almost every day together, she always had a smile on her face. It hasn’t sunk in, I just keep thinking she will come through the door.’

‘Even now they just keep saying ‘Mummy’s poorly’ and if they ask I tell them that she’s with the angels but they just don’t understand.

‘I don’t even know how I feel at the moment. It’s just so hard.’

Elizabeth said that Jamie Leigh had been suffering from epilepsy from the age of nine.

Elizabeth will now take full time care of Jamie Leigh’s children.

She added: ‘I’m going to have the kids now and I think I’ll be able to get used to it as I have them twice a week anyway and walk them to school with Jamie Leigh.

Our thoughts are with them all.

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  • This just broke my heart. Those poor children left without their Mum. At least they will have a bit of normalcy by being with their Nanna. RIP Jamie.


  • What a heartbreaking story. She was far too young to die, especially having young children.


  • Oh, this is so sad. Those poor children, to have witnessed that and thankfully, not understanding yet what it means. And her lovely friend, what a grand and wonderful gesture to take on these two children. Obviously, the children’s Dad is not in the picture and this Mum was trying to do it all on her own. Such a sad story, but they will be loved.


  • Aw bless them !!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the children and to the mother of Jamie Leigh. Thank God mum Elizabeth is willing to take on the kids, so they’re in a loving and familiar place.


  • What a terrifying experience for the mother to find the daughter in the bathroom!
    And the little kids… Could the mother have been saved if an adult was at home when the accident happened? :-(
    It will be so difficult for these kids to grow without their mum. :-(


  • Sorry 2 hear about the childrens mum they’ll get good care from U though you’ll give love and care



  • Epilepsy can effect people in so may different ways with different consquences.
    There is many different types of epilepsy too. Some stop breathing for a very short time then start again unassisted. Some don’t actually lose consciousness.
    This tragedy is heightened by the fact that these children have lost their Mum. Hopefully Elizabeth will be able to cope with raising these children who aren’t old enough or haven’t realised that their Mum will never be alb to care for them again.


  • This is so terribly saddening. May she rest in place and condolences to the family.


  • oh my goodness what a sad thing to have happen. Those poor children :(

    there are no words to describe how heartbreaking this story is


  • My condolences to you all..please give the 2 children a big hug from me.
    “God has opened up his arms to embrace another Angel into his heart” <3


  • What a terrible event. Condolences to the family and may she RIP


  • My condolences to the family.


  • Such a very sad situation for this family.


  • It is very sad may her soul rest in peace


  • Very sad, poor young ones. It is fortunate they weren’t in the bath or something, that they didn’t hurt themselves before their grandmother got to them. Heartbreaking, makes me worry about if something happened to me, how many days before someone noticed. R.I.P. beautiful mummy.


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