My name is Sheryl Ollerenshaw, I live in New Zealand. This is our Beautiful girl Kylie, she was born on the 24th February 1981 and died on the 4th March 2001, 1 week after her 20th Birthday. Neil and I have been married 23 years and we have 3 children Nesha 25, Kylie who was 20 and Craig 16. Nesha is married to Paul and they have a 5 year old son Brandon and a 1 year old daughter Natalia. She was born (7 and a half months) after we lost Kylie, 1 month premature. It has taken me 20 months to write Kylie's story as she died so suddenly. We were all in shock for at least 6 months, but Kylie inspires us through her love of life to carry on. I would love to hear from other families who have lost loved ones (especially teens, 20's) through Brain Aneurysms. We had never heard of the word Aneurysm until 20 months ago. I would greatly appreciate any comments or support.
Our life as a family changed forever, on the morning of Sunday 4th March 2001 when we turned the 'Life Support' off of our girl Kylie. Twentyfour hours before, Kylie had phoned me from her boyfriends house at 6.20 a.m. screaming in pain saying her head was going to explode. Kylie had suffered migraines through her teenage life, but I have been told by specialists that migraines do not have any thing to do with aneurysms.
How can a happy, healthy girl die of such a thing? We believe that because Kylie was young, she could not tell the difference between the pain of her headache, and just thought it was one bad migraine. Kylie enjoyed life and lived it to the full, she has a loving family and a lot of friends who will always love her. When we think of her, we smile with the joy she brought to our lives. The hardest thing for us as a family is carrying on without her. We will love and miss her forever.
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