The daughter of a charity runner has collapsed just days after her mother died during the Race for Life.
Kelly Hirtsch, 27, was rushed to hospital and fitted with a pacemaker after falling to the floor at her home in Halton at the weekend.
As reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post, her mother Moorea, 57, of Pudsey, died in front of friends during a charity run at Temple Newsam on, July 1.
Kelly’s father Richard told the YEP his daughter was recovering at Leeds General Infirmary and is determined to be at her mother’s funeral today. (July 11)
He said: “When we heard the news we couldn’t believe it.
“We just thought this can not be happening to us.
“It’s just not right. Why is it happening to good people again?
“Kelly collapsed four times on Friday but is determined to be at the funeral. She’s a strong girl and gets that from her mother.
“She wanted to go and see her mother’s body again before the funeral but I said it’s hard enough for her as it is.”
New mum Kelly gave birth to son Rhys 11 weeks ago.
She is due to get married next month.
Fiancee Ryan Endeacott was about to leave the house for his stag celebrations at the time of the incident.
He said: “It’s horrible. I saw her collapse on Friday and just hope this operation sorts it out.”
Dad Richard added: “Everybody has been helpful and supportive again.
“Ryan has been a tower of strength and you couldn’t ask for a better young man.”
He added: “It sounds like a completely different thing to what Moorea had.
“I’ve got a text from Kelly that said she was relaxing in bed and she should be home tomorrow.”
More than £900 has been raised for Moorea since she died last week.
The mum-of-three took part in the Race for Life for Cancer Research UK in memory of loved ones.
The photo was taken just moments before Moorea collapsed at the charity event.
The family has since been to Temple Newsam to lay flowers.
To donate in memory of Moorea, visit: http://donateinmemory.cancerresearchuk.org/0002934