South West Wales

Elizabeth John dies of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome

Olivia and her grandparents Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Olivia will spend Christmas with family who are fundraising for charity in her mother's memory

A mother has collapsed and died of the rare heart condition sudden arrhythmic death syndrome just days before Christmas.

Nurse Elizabeth John, 34, of Llanelli, was found after colleagues raised the alarm when she did not arrive at work.

She had already wrapped her daughter Olivia's presents and was looking forward to her first Christmas off work in five years.

Olivia, 13, said: "I will miss her so much."

Ms John's aunt Lynne Lloyd added: "This has left a huge hole in all our lives.

"She was a fit and healthy young girl, she wasn't ill and there really isn't a reason so it's so much harder to accept."

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Image caption Elizabeth John's family said her death was hard to take because she was fit and healthy before she died

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