Freya Thorpe, four years old, was playing near her home when she unintentionally hung herself in a tree and died two days later.
Freya had just become an elder sister to her twin siblings around 10 days before the tragic tragedy, and she was already proving to be a doting big sister to them before the awful incident. Freya had parked her bike and started climbing a tree while playing outside a neighbor’s house in Upper Heyford, Oxon, UK. The straps of her pink unicorn cycle helmet became entangled in the tree at some point, suffocating the child.
According to the Daily Mail, “because to the stark nature of the tree bark, which is not channeled or grooved like some bark,” it would have been “a tad slick to climb without adequate footwear.” “This was simply a child climbing a tree and possibly losing her footing, causing her helmet to become trapped on a branch and the helmet straps to strangle her. It’s cruel and unjust, yet it appears to be a tragic accident.”
Freya died in the hospital two days after the strange accident in September of this year, more than a year ago. However, her mother, Elise Thorpe, continues to experience “awful anguish and memories” as a result of the occurrence.
According to The Sun, the mother said on Facebook, “I am a broken individual, caught in a hellstorm of anguish.” “Every day and night, we live in torment, torture, utter shock, and unfathomable anguish.”
She and her partner Chris were on “cloud nine” in the days leading up to the tragic day after the family welcomed twins. The atmosphere in the house suddenly changed, and Elise recalls her dread when she saw an ambulance at the end of the road on that fateful September day.
“Freya’s hung herself in a tree,” Chris stated as he went inside the house.
Following that, they spent hours in the hospital, agonizing over whether they would be able to return home with their young girl alive. “Imagine being so joyful and on top of the world in your own home one minute and then never returning home to a house again,” the mother shared.
Freya was pronounced dead after two days in the hospital, beginning what the devastated mother refers to as “a life sentence of agony.”
Elise admitted, “I’ve never been more suicidal in my life.” “I wake up to the same everyday routine; I’m afraid to sleep because I’ll have nightmares, and I’m afraid to wake up because of the dreadful agony and flashbacks.”
Elisa remarked, as she watches Freya’s younger brother and sister grow up, “I see Freya’s attributes and appearance in them, despite the fact that Freya is not around. We are deficient. Every significant event, such as a birthday or Christmas, is torturous because it makes you wonder how she would have looked and what she would have been if she hadn’t died.”
“We would have taken our lives in the hospital that night, without a shadow of a doubt, had I not given birth only 10 days before,” the sad mother added.
Elise’s anguish was exacerbated when she began to witness people ridicule them and criticize their parenting abilities. “People who inquired, ‘Where were the parents?’ have scrutinized and abused us. ‘How could they have let her out by herself!?'” Elise agreed.
“The mother went on to explain,” the mother continued “We gave Freya love and a life we could only have imagined as children – she was, and continues to be, our universe… I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to because we’re ruined, but for the sake of the twins, we’ll try.”