Emily Owen was only 19-years-old when she died in hospital after a suicide attempt.
Described as beautiful, funny, charming and talented, coworkers are heartbroken that we won’t see her breeze through their doors like a tornado of energy again.
Emily tried to take her own life and was in critical care since then.
The decision was made by her loving family to turn off her life-support, which gave the hospital time to prepare for organ donation. This was something Emily strongly believed in and something she signed up for when she was only 12 years old.
Sister Annabel Owen, 21, said in a tribute, posted online:
“Emily was very concerned about coronavirus itself but more concerned about the mental health impact of isolation and the fear of the unknown.”
“To many people Emily was a really fun, energetic, happy girl, but only a few were aware of the many years of internal battles she had. Few people are aware but four years ago she was diagnosed with high-functioning autism and had a daily battle to fit in and conform to social norms.
She didn’t want anyone to know, but now she has gone we want to make people know that autism comes in all shapes and sizes.”
A Facebook post also said:
“She said only a few days ago that ‘more people will die from suicide during this than the virus itself’.”
“Emily would have wanted you to check on your loved ones in these very difficult times, as she believed the fear of the unknown may drive them over the edge and was planning on volunteering to help these people.”
Three children will benefit from her gift of life.
If you can make a donation, no matter how small it will be gratefully appreciated. Vist Remembering Emily Owen .
Our love and support goes to Tim, Sue, Evie and her fellow King’s Arms team members, Annabel, Tom and Jacob.