Heartbroken family say 'bubbly' mum had 'so much to live for'

A mum has paid tribute to her "bubbly" and "loving" daughter who died after battling years of health problems.

From a young age Rebecca Haslam's mum Catherine Webster knew she was going to be the life and soul of a party, she described her daughter as being a "party goer" who had "so much to offer." The mum-of-two left her family and friends heartbroken last April, when she died at the age of 35.

Rebecca, from Orrell Park, had previously told the ECHO how she suffered with a genetic condition called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), which leads to growths developing in the body and can cause bowel cancer. Her mum Catherine has FAP and her nan reportedly died from it. In her fight against the condition, aged just 25, she launched a charity to try to find a cure.

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An inquest heard today how the mum's life came to an end on April 22, last year. Ms Webster told the Coroner Andre Rebello how her daughter had been dealt a "bad health card."

Her condition, FAP, meant she needed a life-saving operation when she was just 19. She was told the operation could leave her with only a 35% chance of having children, but despite the odds Tyeshia arrived six months later.

She thought her troubles were over but a year after having Tyeshia she was told she had three inoperable tumours in her stomach. The mum reportedly battled with her physical and mental health her whole life.

Ms Webster paid an emotional tribute to her daughter. She said: "She had red hair. As soon as she was 16 she was going to dye her hair. After that it went on, she had every colour you could think of.

"She was bubbly, a party goer, feisty, argumentative, the most loving person you could meet. [She] loved children and family life, [she] helped everyone.

"She had her own problems but she kept her mental health quiet. I think helping people in every single situation it took her mind away from her own life. It was all about her children and going out and doing things. She was such a good mum, she was just a nice person and if she could help she would give anyone her last pound. She had so much to offer."

The mum leaves behind two children, her daughter Tyeshia, 15, and her son Jarenzo, four, a GoFundMe page was set up in honour of Rebecca last year, amid this difficult time.

Her mum added: "I have learnt so much since she died from her friends. She was forever grateful for the slightest thing you ever did for her."

An inquest into the death of Rebecca held at Liverpool & Wirral Coroners Court heard today how she died as a result of suicide on April, 22, 2023.

You can donate to the GoFundMe for Rebecca here.

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