‘Fit and healthy’ pregnant mum, 24, who died after catching coronavirus could have survived if she had the vaccine, heartbroken dad claims

A ‘fit and healthy’ pregnant mother who died after testing positive for coronavirus could have lived if she’d had the vaccine, her heartbroken father claimed.

David Exley said his 24-year-old daughter Sadie died earlier this month after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Doctors were able to save her son Elliot, who was born at 29 weeks weighing just 2.1lbs.

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Sadie, from Batley, Yorkshire, had a routine pregnancy until she started experiencing migraines and chest pain, Yorkshire Live reported.

She was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lungs, and her condition worsened after catching Covid.

Earlier this month she was rushed to hospital after becoming paralysed on one side, and she died on December 3.

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Mr Exley said Sadie had not had the coronavirus vaccine.

“She was having the Covid jab as soon as she was eligible to have it,” he said.

But when she was eligible, she was dissuaded from having it, Mr Exley said.

“When everything happened, we spoke to the consultant.

“I asked him honestly if she had the jab when she could have had it, and he said he couldn’t say 100 percent but he thought she’d still be here.”

Tiny Elliot on Christmas Day

He added: “We never expected anything like this in a million years. She was fit and healthy.

“She was a really fun girl, she always had a laugh. We were father and daughter, but we were good mates.

“She was always daft as a brush. She was so much fun. And she was a fantastic mum.”

Single-mum Sadie, who worked at B&M, leaves behind tiny tot Elliot and her two-year-old Harper.

Mr Exley said he will make sure the pair ‘know everything about her’.

He said: “Harper keeps asking us to ring mum so she hasn’t grasped what happened, and probably never will and Elliot will never know her.

Sadie when she was two

“But we will make sure he hears stories about her. Apart from actually meeting her, they’ll know everything about her.”

Paying tribute to his daughter, he said: “She was independent, and she took everything in her stride.

“She danced from when she was three and danced her whole life. She was a fantastic dancer.

“She studied dance in college and absolutely loved it, and she danced at Euro Disney in Paris when it first opened. It was a highlight of her career.”

Her colleagues have raised almost £3,000 for her children. The fundraising appeal is online here.

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