Prayers plea as tot fights for life

Reporter:

Matt Jones

TODDLER Emmy Danielle Taylor had a day of rest from operations at hospital yesterday as she continues to fight for her life.

The two-year-old suffered severe burns in a horrific caravan fire on Saturday which claimed the lives of her grandad, Robert Taylor, 58, and uncle Andrew Taylor, 26.

Her parents Ian Taylor, 28, and Laura Lidford, 25, of Flint, have made an emotional appeal from her hospital bedside in Liverpool for prayers.

In a statement from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, they said: “Our brave little princess, Emmy Danielle, is in a life-threatening condition in Alder Hey Hospital where she is undergoing two major operations in three days.

“We are praying every minute that she is able to fight this.

“She is an amazing little princess and is so brave. We just want everyone to pray for her and give her the strength she needs.

“She is our amazing little girl and we want her back with us. We know her grandad and uncle Andrew will be up there helping her.”

They have also thanked those who have sent messages of support.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation and is subject to a coroner’s inquiry.

Crew manager Ricky Morris from Barmouth Fire Station, one of the firefighters who tackled the fire, said: “We immediately tackled the fire using two sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a main jet, utilising water from a river close by to supplement the water supply. Unfortunately, the fire was so well developed that it was too late to save the father and son.

“We assisted paramedics in treating the two year-old girl.”

Mr Morris added: The spread of the fire within the caravan was incredibly fast. I would appeal to all holidaymakers planning to enjoy a camping or caravan trip to make sure that all the equipment being used is working correctly and that they are aware of the fire-fighting arrangements on site.”

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