Young woman dies taking selfie
Toni Kelly gave the final gift of life, with her organs donated to save the lives of others in need.
A young woman from New Zealand has tragically died, with friends claiming she fell from a window while taking a selfie.
Toni Kelly is understood to have been on life support for a week before she tragically passed away.
Unconfirmed reports from the Daily Mail suggested that the young woman had been trying to take a photo of herself, but this has not been confirmed by her family or authorities.
The young woman is understood to have only moved to Britain this year, with her family now raising funds to bring her body home after the “tragic accident”.
More than $38,101.50 from 529 generous donors had been raised by Thursday afternoon, Click here to Donate
In the tribute fundraising page for Toni, friends said: “Toni was a young, happy and beautiful girl who has had a tragic accident while living overseas in London.
“Unfortunately Toni has sadly passed away due to her injuries. In her death Toni’s organs have been donated to help save other lives in the UK.”
Friends have since paid tribute to the young woman, with her family, of Whangarei, on New Zealand’s north island, having rushed to London to be by her side.
Tributes have poured in for Toni with friends, family and strangers pledging their support for the cause.
‘So so tragic. The hardest thing ever to experience. Much love to all of you. Another beautiful angel watching over us all. xx,’ wrote Lisa Hankinson.
‘I’d hope this will help get your gorgeous girl home,’ wrote a guest donor.
A friend wrote: “This is the most emotional draining and distressing time for any family to go through.”
Grieving sister Stacey also shared a photograph of herself with Toni, with the caption simply reading: “Always”
thers shared their condolences and offered well wishes as well as prayers.
Her sister Stacey Kelly thanked girls on Facebook who had set up the page to bring her cherished family member home.
‘I just wanna say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the endless support so far.
‘Also a huge thank you to the girls who thought of & created this beautiful page for our baby girl.
‘We are completely lost for words & can’t wait to be home.‘