Leeds mum's tribute a year on from daughter's tragic death

THE FAMILY of a 'gorgeous' 15-year-old Leeds girl who suffered from epileptic fits have raised more than £4,000 for Epilepsy Research UK following her death.

Thursday, 4th January 2018, 6:53 am
Updated Thursday, 4th January 2018, 6:55 am
Megan Robertson.

Megan Robertson, of Burley, died on December 27, 2016 after telling her mother she was exhausted following a shopping trip, an inquest at Wakefield heard yesterday.

The inquest was told Megan had complained of crushing side-effects of anti-seizure tablets – including dizziness, nausea and extreme tiredness.

The coroner heard how the schoolgirl suffered from frontal lobe epilepsy which brought on night-time fits but experts said they could not rule out an abnormal heart condition as the cause of the teenager’s death.

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After the inquest hearing, Megan’s mother, Samantha, said: “She was very popular and had hundreds of friends – many of them on Snapchat and other social media outlets.

“Megan was a gorgeous girl and is really missed – there was something about her you couldn’t help liking.

“That night I just went into autopilot – it was just horrific.”