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Two children, 8 and 6, left behind as both mum and dad tragically die weeks apart


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A mum and a dad from Birmingham have both died within only a few weeks’ time leaving their two children, aged eight and six, behind. Cancer patient Amie Walton woke up one day to find out her husband, Chris Mills, had died from a ruptured stomach ulcer. She, too, passed away four weeks later.

The couple was living in Kingstanding, north of Birmingham city centre, with their son Harry, aged eight, and six-year-old daughter Mia.

Amie, 30, was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer that has spread to her liver two years ago.

She underwent chemotherapy and had 60 percent of her liver removed but sadly, the cancer returned, and later expanded to her lungs.

Ahead of a charity appeal to fund her treatment last year, she had stated: “I am pleading with people to continue sharing and donating. I’m not ready to go anywhere just yet, I want to stay with my babies.”

The children’s 42-year-old dad, Chris, was described as a “devoted and loving partner” who “spent much time with Amie comforting her in every way possible”.

The children are now being cared for by their grandparents, while a Crowdfunding page has been launched to help fund the children’s upbringing.


The appeal reads: “Amie was diagnosed with terminal cancer and fought bravely to the very end. Her devoted and loving partner Chris spent much time with Amie comforting her in every way possible.

“One morning after falling asleep together, Amie awoke from her sleep to discover Chris had quietly passed away during the night. The family later discovered that Chris lost his life to a burst stomach ulcer.

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“We will continue to live on with them both in our hearts and do the best to bring up their children the best we can. Again, thank you to Bal and everyone one for their continued support, much love.”

Bal Singh, a local shopkeeper who launched the Crowdfunding page is also running a raffle in his store on Beacon Road.

He told BirminghamLive: “Harry and Mia have a special place in our hearts. Losing a parent at such a young and tender age is painful but to lose both parents is beyond devastating.

“The circumstances were incomprehensible and have touched every single person.

“We are coming together as collective community to do the best we can for Harry and Mia and I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each and everyone for their support in playing an important part in the wellbeing of not only Harry and Mia but for their families too.”


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