Emily Mitchell, a blogger, influencer, mother of four, and pregnant, died unexpectedly at age 36, on December 22, and her family continues to mourn her demise.
The Mitchell Family is mourning the unexpected death of Emily Mitchell, a 16-week-pregnant mother of four, who died on December 22, at the age of 36.
Following Emily's passing, Allyson Speake organized a GoFundMe page to support the Mitchelle family, with a target of $100,000. As of today, the page has raised over $163,000 for the family.
A picture of Emily Mitchell and her kids on "Pregnant Influencer Emily Mitchell Dead at 36." | Photo: YouTube/E! News
According to the page, the family was surprised by the outpouring of love from Emily's homeschool community on Instagram. Speake said everyone went above and beyond to support the family.
She noted that the fund would not take the family's pain away but would mean a lot to them. She further said: "Our hearts are broken, and her joyful presence will be greatly missed by so many."
Speake noted that Emily had a big impact on many people's lives and that the loss would be hard to take for anyone who knew her. Emily was described as a dedicated mother to her surviving kids, Finn, Isla, Edie, and Lulu, and a loving wife to her husband, Joe.
Emily's death and her family's grief is in some ways similar to that of another family mourning the death of Erika Becerra.
She was a woman with a heart for God, who loved her children dearly. Emily, the creator of "The Hidden Way" blog, was having morning coffee and toast when she became unresponsive all of a sudden.
She was promptly attended to by those around her and medical personnel. However, the efforts to resuscitate her proved abortive, and she died. The baby in her womb was expected to be a boy and would have been named Joey.
Emily was active on Instagram, where she shared posts focusing on her homeschooling efforts with her kids, among other topics centered on parenting and pregnancy.
Her last post came in early December when she revealed that she would be giving birth to her son via cesarean section, just like she did with her four oldest children.
Erika was 8-months pregnant when she was diagnosed with the deadly virus. When doctors noticed she was not getting better, they had to induce her labor, after which she delivered her son.
However, Erika could not hold her son after giving birth to him, as her health declined. She died surrounded by her family members and loved ones.