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Parents’ agony as ‘Happy and healthy’ girl, 3, dies in sleep ‘without warning’

Little Annayah Rosa Balmer, three, passed away in April and her family have still not found out what caused her death, with her mum now asking Harry Styles to send a birthday message to her late daughter

Annayah Rosa Balmer passed away aged three in April

A ‘happy and healthy’ three-year-old girl died suddenly in her sleep ‘without any warning’.

Annayah Rosa Balmer’s family are still waiting to find out her cause of death five months after she passed away on April 16.

Talya White, 24, is now asking Annayah’s favourite pop star Harry Styles to send her late daughter a birthday message for a charity night.

The mum, from Bootle, Merseyside, is hosting an event in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital bereavement centre, the LiverpoolEcho reports.

Talya described Annayah as an adventurous little girl who loved to sing, especially songs by Harry Styles.

Speaking to the ECHO, Talya said: “Annayah was a fine, happy, healthy little girl and on the Thursday she fell asleep peacefully.

The youngster’s mum is now asking Harry Styles to record a birthday message for her late daughter


Talya White)

“We still don’t know what the cause was and we’re waiting to hear back because they said it could take up to six months.

“She was such a big fan of Harry Styles, she knew all the songs, all the words.

“Annayah loved her singing, any song that was on.

“When we were driving in the car and songs would come on the radio she would know straight away – she was like a jukebox.”

The three-year-old used to love singing Harry Style’s songs


Liverpool Echo)

The heartbroken mum said Annayah also was a huge Liverpool FC fan with her favourite player being Mohamed Salah.

She added: “She didn’t act three, she acted about 33.

“Annayah was on the ball with everything and loved the outdoors, going to the park, climbing.

“She also loved Frozen as well, absolutely loved the films.

“She was good as gold, literally an angel child.

“Annayah also loved football, loved Liverpool, loved Klopp and Mo Salah was her favourite.”

Talya White described her daughter as an ‘angel child’


Liverpool Echo)

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Now Talya has one wish which she hopes Harry Styles can fulfil for her daughter.

On October 8, Annayah would have turned four and the family are desperate for Harry Styles to respond with a birthday wish for the little girl for a charity night they are hosting for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital bereavement centre.

Talya hopes a video of Annayah singing ‘Adore You’ by the former One Direction star will go viral and mean the singer sees it.

She told the ECHO: “It is Annayah’s fourth birthday on October 8, so we’re doing a fourth birthday party and a charity night to raise money for the bereavement centre for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, who helped us so much after she passed.

“We thought it would be nice to get the video of her to go viral and maybe get a happy birthday video off Harry Styles for her.

“She would absolutely love it.”

Talya said it has been difficult for the family but she is “trying to do everything” she can for Annayah.

She said: “We’re doing okay and I have quite a lot of support and I have started going to counselling too.

“It’s hard, but you have to take every day as it comes and try and do everything you can for her.

“That’s why we’re going to do the birthday party as if she was still here and the charity night in her name.

“You have to try and be strong.”

The family are also hoping to host a football match with family and friends at Bootle Football Club to also raise money for Alder Hey’s bereavement centre and to also pay tribute to Annayah’s love of football.

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