Thornton Heath woman 'dancing with the angels', says mother
THE mother of tragic Louise Lawrence believes her daughter is "dancing and singing with the angels" after dying at the age of 31.
Louise, of Mayday Road, Thornton Heath, battled ill health throughout her life.
Croydon Coroner's Court heard last Thursday (June 14) how she was found unconscious in her home and died on November 24 last year.
Dr Palmer recorded a verdict of natural causes and the cause of death was given as acute pancreatitis, a sudden swelling and inflammation of the pancreas.
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Speaking after the inquest, mum Claudette said: "I know her spirit is soaring and laughing and dancing.
"I know I'll see her again one day – that's what keeps me going.
Louise was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour aged three, a kidney cancer which mostly affects children.
She underwent radiotherapy and had to have her kidney removed, before undergoing a lung transplant operation in 2008.
But as a result of that transplant she developed a lymphoma – known as post transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) – in her other lung and liver.
Claudette said: "Although she was in a lot of pain for most of her life, she would always be thinking of others.
"When her friends were feeling down she would cheer them up, despite being in agony."
And rather than letting her illness get her down, Louise lived life to the full.
She juggled three jobs, including working as a travel agent at Thomas Cook where she beat thousands to win a prestigious employee of the year award in 2010.
This recognised her charity work for groups including CLIC Sargent and Live Life Then Given Life, which raises awareness about organ donation in the UK.
Claudette added: "I go through days where I think when she was a baby and how beautiful she was growing up.
"She was very thoughtful, very caring and very loving and she adored her younger brother Nicholas to bits.
"She was a fantastic daughter and I couldn't have wished for better."