Your tributes to five-year-old Sunderland girl Isla Wilkinson who passed away in mum’s arms

Tributes have been paid to little “princess” Isla Wilkinson who has sadly died at the age of just five.

Saturday, 7th December 2019, 1:40 pm
Isla with 9-year-old brother Aiden and baby niece, Marci.
Isla with 9-year-old brother Aiden and baby niece, Marci.

Isla, a Farringdon Primary School pupil from Plains Farm, was given just hours to live as her mum held her in her arms on Friday, December 6.

She tragically took ill on Tuesday, December 3 with a temperature and a cough.

She then sadly had difficulty breathing and her heart stopped for 20 minutes before she was resuscitated.

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Isla was a Farringdon Primary School pupil.

On the morning of Thursday, December 5, her brain started to swell as she was in the care of Newcastle’s RVI nurses and her family.

Since hearing the heartbreaking news, hundreds of tributes have flooded in from Echo readers.

Pat Anne Stewart commented: “So so sad. My twin great granddaughters plays with her at Farringdon School! Fly high princess. Forever young! Thinking of all her family at this sad time.”

Isla Wilkinson, 5, was given just hours to live when a cough turned into a brain swelling.

Dawn Richardson said: “Poor little sweetheart. So sad. Sleep tight with the Angels. Absolutely heartbreaking for all her family and friends.”

Joanna Kirsty Etheridge added: “There are no words as I myself am sat here crying as a mammy too of an Isla. It’s heartbreaking and unimaginable. Life is so unfair.”

Katie Fishburn said: “My heart breaks for you and your family. She is so beautiful and I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. Sending my thoughts and love.”

Michelle Fletcher commented: “I've been following this story, hoping that something would change. Absolutely heartbreaking. R.I.P princess.”

Marcia and her brother Aiden had a strong bond.

Graham Donkin added: “God bless. So young, innocent and a full life ahead. Taken far too early. So heartbreaking.”

Marie Harper added: “My heart has just shattered reading this. Sleep tight princess. What a beautiful girl. So sad. Thinking of Isla’s family at this heartbreaking time.”

A Go Fund Me Page was set up by her family members when Isla became ill to help Alex organise the send-off her “beautiful princess” deserves.

Additional funds are set to be donated to The Sick Children's Trust.

This page has now raised over £14,000. To donate search Little Isla on Go Fund Me.