City coroner, Tom Osbourne, paid tribute to a ‘courageous and brave’ four-year-old girl who died at Milton Keynes Hospital.
Leshaylia Ebanks, of Coffee Hall, died on April 6 after being admitted to A&E with flu symptoms.
An inquest on Tuesday heard the toddler had already been suffering with Emanuel Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder that affects development, and had contracted the H1N1 flu virus.
The corner was told Leshaylia became ill after coming down with what her mother thought was a cold. She was given some Calpol and put to bed, but at at 10.44pm her mother couldn’t wake her up and called an ambulance. She was taken to A&E at Milton Keynes Hospital but died hours later.
In conclusion Mr Osbourne ruled Leshaylia had died of natural causes with the cause of death given as sudden and unexpected death in epilepsy, with contributory factors of Emanuel Syndrome and Influenza (H1N1).
Mr Osbourne said Leshaylia’s parents should be proud of her as she had been through so much in a short time and that she was a brave and courageous girl.