A Sydney mum's heartwarming birthday post to her young daughter just weeks before the 30-year-old died after a Covid diagnosis at her home has emerged on social media.
"May you forever shine like the star that you are," Ianeta Isaako wrote on Facebook alongside pictures of her smiling "princess" late last month.
On Tuesday, it was revealed Ms Isaako had become the youngest woman to die from Covid in NSW.
Paramedics were unable to revive the 30-year-old, who was found unresponsive at her home in Emerton, in Western Sydney, on Monday afternoon, just days after testing positive.
Her husband Sako also caught the virus and is fighting for his life in hospital.
Tributes flow for Sydney mum after Covid tragedy
The Penrith RSL Junior Rugby Union Club posted a tribute to Ms Isaako on its Facebook page, saying the club was "saddened to hear of the passing of a member of our rugby family".
"Our hearts are breaking and our thoughts are with your beautiful children, loving husband and wider family. May you rest in perpetual light and love.
"We also ask that everyone keeps husband Sako Isaako in our thoughts and prayers, as he is currently fighting illness in hospital," the club said.
Family friend Selo Iosua begged for Ms Isaako’s husband to keep fighting and “breathing”.
“I know there is nothing in this world matters anymore, when death takes the most beautiful part of your heart,” she said.
“I want you to think of what she would’ve wanted you to do…there [are] 3 beautiful souls you both have created, and they’re waiting for Mommy and Daddy to return home.
“Thats exactly where your beautiful wife would’ve want you to be, all you need to do is to BREATHE.”
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