‘Rosie was a real diamond’ Heartbroken pals rally round family of tragic mum-to-be in bid to raise cash for funeral

A young woman who was 14 weeks pregnant with her first child and ‘would’ve made the best mum ever’ died suddenly at her home. family

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to Rosanna Sanderson, who was found her dead in her bed in Clarkston, near Glasgow.

The 22-year-old’s mum Jacqueline revealed she was excited to become a mum, and posted a photo of her 12-week scan on Facebook last month.

Jacqueline told The Daily Record: ‘She was in her prime and said, ‘This baby is going to be the making of me’. She would’ve made the best mum ever.’ Rosanna’s baby was due on March 8, and she was looking forward to finding out its gender, Jacqueline said.

The hairdresser appeared to be in good spirits in the early hours of Sunday morning as she chatted to her mum and former boyfriend Oliver.

The post-mortem was due to be carried out on Wednesday to find out what caused the death of the seemingly fit and healthy hairdresser from Clarkston, near Glasgow.

Jacqueline, 49, said: “Her baby was due on March 8 and we were supposed to go and get the gender scan soon. She had a big balloon for the reveal.

“If it was a girl, she wanted to call her Lilly, and Oscar for a boy.

“I have asked them to tell us after the post-mortem if the baby was a boy or a girl because I want to get the right flowers.

“She was in her prime and said, ‘This baby is going to be the making of me’. She said, ‘This baby is going to make me feel complete’. She would’ve made the best mum ever.”

Rosanna was expecting with her former partner of four years Oliver, 28. The pair were both excited to become parents.

Rosanna proudly posted a picture of her 12-week baby scan on her Facebook page last month and told friends how much she was looking forward to becoming a mum.

In the early hours of Sunday, she had woken up and texted her mum and spoken to Oliver on the phone. They found her dead just an hour later.

Jacqueline said: “I got a message at 4.30am. She said she had been sleeping. She had spoken to Oliver and was really happy talking to him.

“She wasn’t ill but she had previously complained of pins and needles in her arms and sore legs.

“Everyone was saying they couldn’t get hold of Rosanna the next morning so I went around to her house and all the curtains were closed.

“I was banging on her bedroom window really loud and there was no answer so I started to panic.” Jacqueline called Oliver, who came to the house with a key and the pair went inside together.

She said: “I lifted the cover off her and knew she was gone. Her fingers were blue. I threw myself on top of her and told her I loved her.

“She just looked like she had been sleeping. My heart breaks for Oliver having to see that.

“All she ever wanted was to be a mum. We went for the scan on August 27. She had been really worried before it, saying, ‘Mum, what if we go there and the baby’s not there?’

“When the baby came up on the screen, she burst out crying with happiness.”

Rosanna – who had no known health problems and was a cheerleader at school – was unemployed but had been helping out at the Hair Lounge in Newton Mearns at weekends.

Rosanna’s sister Angelina, 27, and brother Paul, 24, have been left devastated by her death.

Jacqueline said her daughter had looked on her ex-partner Gordon Milligan, known as Spike, as a father figure and his parents Mabel and Ian as grandparents.

She added friends, relatives and neighbours had been pulling together to get organised for the baby and knitting clothes.

Jacqueline said: “She wanted a blue or pink teddy after the gender scan with the baby’s heartbeat inside. I so wish I had that now so I could keep it forever.

“The only comfort I have is to know she didn’t go alone and was with her baby.

“My own mum passed away six years ago and I hope she was waiting for her on the other side.”

Jacqueline paid tribute to Rosanna’s best friend Kara McConnell, cousins Gemma Provan, Claire McGhee and friends Vivienne, Yazmin and Nikole Akram, who are all sisters, for their support in the days since her death.

They have set up a crowdfunding effort to help pay for Rosanna’s funeral. It has raised more than £3,500.

Jacqueline said: “She would want the biggest send-off ever and I just want to give her what she deserves.

“She didn’t deserve this. She was a good girl. She had the most beautiful, softest, kindest heart and a wicked sense of humour. Her laugh was contagious. My life is never going to be the same again without her.”

Pal Kara, 22, said: “Rosanna wasn’t just my best friend, she was my soulmate.

“She was my best friend for 10 years. Even if she wasn’t feeling her best, she always made you feel better.

“I know it’s a cliche but she really did have a presence that would light up a room.”

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Source : https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/12/mum-to-be-22-found-dead-at-home-weeks-after-12-week-scan-7936765/
Source : https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-who-14-weeks-pregnant-13230659

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