Family of Thalia Beau-Wright 'overwhelmed' at number of people who turned out to say goodbye to the brave Scarborough girl
Thalia Beau-Wright’s family say they were “overwhelmed” by the numbers who turned out to say goodbye to the brave little girl yesterday.
People lined the streets all along the route that the horse-drawn carriage carrying Thalia took from her home to a service at St Mary’s Church.
“We knew how loved she is - she’s Scarborough’s princess - and knew lots of people would come out to support her,” said Thalia’s grandmother Christine Johnson.
“We were overwhelmed. All along the route, people were out clapping.
“It was beautiful - exactly what she deserved.”
Five-year-old Thalia, who suffered from restrictive cardiomyopathy, died while awaiting a heart and lung transplant.
She was on the urgent list but a donor had not yet been found.
Thalia’s condition deteriorated very quickly, and there was nothing that could be done to save her.
The celebration of her life yesterday saw many of those turning out wearing Thalia’s favourite colour - baby blue.
With places in the church limited because of coronavirus restrictions, people were invited to the church grounds where audio of the service was broadcast.
Donations from yesterday will be donated to children’s hospice Martin House in Leeds, where Thalia was cared for in her final days.
An online fundraiser has also been set up for the hospice which has already collected nearly three times the £500 target.
Donations can be made online HEREThalia's family have campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the need for organ and heart donations and Christine has vowed to carry this work on in Thalia’s name.
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