A devastated mum found her daughter unconscious on her bed with her pillow filled with blood after having a seizure.
Ann Flood’s daughter, Emma, had received treatment, including surgery, after discovering she had cervical cancer over five years ago.
Emma, who lived with her family in Merseyside, had been training to be a nurse at the time and had seemingly recovered for a couple of years after her treatment.
But in December 2017, tragedy struck for a second time when Ann found her daughter "twisted up and unconscious" in her bed, before immediately phoning an ambulance, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Emma had suffered a seizure and bitten her tongue causing the bleeding.
It was only two hours after Emma was admitted that the family received the devastating news that she had a brain tumour.
Surgery and a course of radiotherapy soon followed and Emma began to show promising signs of recovery.
However, months later, an MRI scan showed that the tumour had returned and the family was told it was inoperable and doctors could only treat Emma with radiotherapy.
She began to suffer increasingly dangerous seizures and in September last year, Emma was back in hospital.
Ann, who also works for the NHS, was allowed to go in and visit her daughter.
She said: "Every day she would say, 'mum, please take me home'."
While her daughter was still being treated in hospital, Ann received a call from doctors telling her Emma had become unresponsive.
Ann said: "I went into her room and said, "Emma, what time of the day do you call this, love? She woke up and said, 'hello mum'."
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Much to the doctor's surprise, Ann's voice had managed to rouse her daughter.
A few days later however, Emma's condition deteriorated again and it was recommended that she was taken to Marie Curie Hospice in Woolton to receive end of life care.
Ann said: "They cared for her beautifully, they are amazing. I held her hand and sang her songs. She was only there two days."
In February this year, two days after being admitted to the hospice, Emma died aged just 41.
Describing her daughter and her "beautiful smile", Ann said: "She was silly and funny. She would go to the end of the Earth for her friends.
"She had the most beautiful smile. She was just so generous and caring."
Months after Emma's death, Ann describes her loss as a "life sentence of sadness."
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