A mum said is left “broken beyond words” after her five-year-old son died choking on a pin days before his birthday.
Kyle Mark Junior Lewis died on October 28 after being rushed to Rotherham General Hospital when he swallowed a noticeboard pin.
Doctors tried to restart his heart four times, but sadly he was not able to recover.
Kyle, Swallownest, South Yorkshire, was sent to Leeds Children’s Hospital and place on life support. Sadly, extensive brain damage was discovered and he died three days later, reports Yorkshire Live.
Kyle leaves behind his baby sister and four older sisters. Family friend Leah Allen said: “No parent should have to bury their child.”
“He should be here it’s not fair”, said his mum Emma Lewis. “I am broken beyond words, I really am.”
She added: “My family are my life and more. My gorgeous husband and all our babies are my everything! We are unbreakable.
“I just hope I can give Kyle the send off he deserves now.”
Tributes have poured in across social media from family, friends, and members of the public.
Becky Backshaw said: “Absolutely heartbroken for you all rip Kyle thank you for been my Tonies best friend since she started nursery and all the memories you made with her and making her giggle shes going to miss you so much little man.”
Debbie Lang added: “Emma, Mark. I am so sad for you both. I will keep you and your beautiful children in my prayers.”
Kym Smedley said: “Such a beautiful little boy sending u all our love cruel world.” Sandy Day said: ” Loosing a child must be very difficult… I am so sorry… Will share and keep you in my prayers.”
Daniel Wilkes said: “Thinking of you pal in this sad time hope you and your family are ok xxx.” A Go Fund Me has been set up by family friend Leah to support the family and help them raise money for Kyle’s funeral.
Leah said: “As many of you are aware, Ema, Mark and their girls sadly lost little Kyle. After three days of him fighting he sadly grew his dinosaur wings.
“To make things a little easier a few of us wanted to set up this to help give him the best send off possible no parent should have to bury there child and have to struggle to find the money to do so. Anything doesn’t matter how little will be greatly appreciated.
“The family said they would like to get something for the girls in memory of there baby/big brother.”