Girl, 7, dies while getting tonsils removed

Just moments into surgery, a seemingly healthy seven-year-old girl has died while getting her tonsils removed, forcing her parents to raise money to cover funeral costs.

On February 21, Paisley Elizabeth Grace Cogsdill died unexpectedly, just a minute after she went in for surgery at Self Regional Hospital in South Carolina.

Tragically, the little girl’s heart gave out and she couldn’t be revived.

According to Fox Carolina, Paisley’s parents Austin and Jasmine, said she was healthy prior to the surgery, although they reportedly said she snored in her sleep.

Paisley is being remembered as a straight-A second grader, who enjoyed sport and dance.

Seven-year-old Paisley Elizabeth Grace Cogsdill died while undergoing surgery to remove her tonsils. Source: Fox Carolina

“Her full of ‘Joy’ attitude could be seen in everything she did, from playing T-Ball and Softball to performing Hip-Hop dance routines and gymnastics programs with her friends at the Dance Shop and Dance South,” Paisley’s obituary reads.

“Her years on earth may have only been seven, but the love she shared will last a lifetime.”

It is not yet known how Paisley died, however autopsy results are expected in the coming days and there is hope the results will provide more clarification, Fox Carolina said.

A Go Fund Me has been set up on behalf of the family, and more than $40,000 has been raised in just four days.

“No one expects to lose a child at anytime,” the GoFundMe says.

“During the wake of this awful time in their lives, I'm humbly asking for help in raising money for Paisley's funeral expenses and for her parents to take as much time off of work as they need.”

"You don't understand why these things happen but we know it was God's plan and that's the only thing that can get us through," said Mary Beth Truelock, Paisley's grandmother.

- with AAP

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