The family of a woman who sadly passed away in 2019 are appealing for the public’s help in funding a solicitor to represent her during a forthcoming inquest.

Annie Crowther passed away suddenly almost 2 years ago but her family are still waiting for a cause of death to be officially recorded.

Diagnosed in 1997 with Multiple Sclerosis, Annie spent 22 years in and out of hospital for long periods of time, with other long periods spent in residential care due to her needs being greater than her family could support.

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Sabrina Crowther, her daughter, explains:

“We watched our darling mum fight for her life on many an occasion, defy the odds of doctors, trial medication after medication, and continue to fight against what we believed to be MS.

“Our mum had to surrender her driving license, give up work, and adapt to a disability that meant learning how to man-oeuvre through life differently. She took this all in her stride, continuing through with the most amazing strength we have seen.

“She never once questioned ‘why me’? She never faltered. Our mum had the biggest heart, the most caring soul, and the greatest compassion and empathy. She would draw strangers in with her aura and energy, and had such a spark about her.”

An inquest into Annie’s death is due to be held next month and her family wish to instruct a solicitor to represent Annie at the inquest following some shocking discoveries.

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Sabrina continues:

“In November of this year (2021), we will be going to an Inquest where mum’s death, and life, will be discussed to ascertain if a cause of death can be determined.

“One thing that we have learned and the preliminary findings, however, is that mum never had Multiple Sclerosis…learning this has turned our world upside down again.

“After seeking legal advice surrounding the circumstances, we want to instruct a solicitor to represent our mum at the inquest, to help us with the questions we have, to establish what happened, and to seek answers and justice for our gorgeous mum and ensure all avenues are explored.”

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The family hopes to find answers to their now desperate questions, but cannot access legal representation through legal aid and is not in the position financially to fund the instruction themselves.

They are now appealing to the public to help fund the solicitor. You can find out more about Annie Crowther and donate to her family’s appeal here.

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