Ella Martin tragically died on the 14th September 2015 in Cork University Hospital. 

An Inquest today presided over by Coroner Philip Comyn delivered an Open Verdict of Sudden and Unexpected death of a previously healthy three year old following a brief illness.  No anatomic cause of death.

See below Statement of Christine O’Callaghan, Grandmother of Ella on behalf of the family:

On behalf of Ella’s parents, we are devastated with the outcome of unexplained death.

The loss of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare and the loss is so much harder to comprehend when we have no answers as to why she died.

It is almost three years since Ella’s death and every day we have relived that terrible day and wondered could something have been done differently.

The delay in receiving the results of the Genetic testing has caused Ella’s family great concern and worry for the health of her little sister Maya.  We understand the testing report is dated 6th June 2017, but these results were not made available to us until February 2018.

Ella was a beautiful happy little girl.  She was gentle and kind to everyone.  She loved all animals and loved the outdoors.

Ella would have been the best big sister to Maya.

We miss Ella every minute of every day.  That’s something we will have to live with for the rest of our lives.”


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