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Tributes flood in after seriously ill Minster resident Ezmae Catley dies aged four

A very sick little girl who touched the hearts of people around the world has died aged four.

Ezmae Catley from Minster suffered from multiple complex medical conditions including brain damage, dystonia, cerebral palsy and an undiagnosed genetic disorder.

The youngster made headlines again over Christmas as a card appeal from mum Claire Morrish went viral, sparking a worldwide response.

Ezmae Catley and parents Claire Morrish and David Catley
Ezmae Catley and parents Claire Morrish and David Catley

At around 4pm last night, a message was posted on the ‘Ezmae’s Fundraising’ page on Facebook, reading - “at 10.04am this morning our baby girl grew her angel wings”.

It was met with responses from well-wishers, including some of the 2,700+ people who have followed her story from the beginning.

Claire, 36, had been posting daily updates on her page, letting the community know how her daughter was.

The photo posted on Facebook by Claire
The photo posted on Facebook by Claire

Ezmae, often referred to as 'princess' by friends and family, was blue-lighted to the high dependency unit at hospital on New Year’s Eve and spent the next four days there.

VIDEO: Ezmae and mum Claire speaking before Christmas when their card appeal took off

Tributes to the youngster have flooded in on social media, with Emily Jane Morley, from Queenborough, starting a GoFundMe page to raise cash for a “Fairytale Funeral” for the well-known Islander.

Ezmae Catley
Ezmae Catley

In under 24 hours, the £3,000 had been raised, with the total still growing.

To donate, visit the fundraising page here.

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