Sunday, 14 May 2017
4-year-old girl died after she accidentally hanged herself with headband copying cartoon character
Parents of a four-year-old a girl who accidentally hanged herself with a headband are sharing their heart-breaking story to help other grieving families cope. Tragic Paige Brown would have turned 13 last August. But on New Year’s Day nine years ago, doting father Phil Brown found his beloved little girl hanging from the headband she had excitedly unwrapped for Christmas just a few days before. It was tied to a hammock used to store teddies in the corner of her pink bedroom. Her heartbroken parents believe she had been copying a cartoon in which a character swings from a rope. Despite desperate attempts to resuscitate her, paramedics could not save the “little princess”, and the family was ripped apart.
Now, nearly a decade after Paige’s death, her devastated parents Phil and Lorraine, known as Lou, have made the brave decision to share the story of their grief.