Teen boy and his autistic sister face losing both their parents within weeks of one another

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 02, 2018
11:55 P.M.
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The siblings have been told that their cancer-stricken mother only has a month to live.


As reported by Metro, Louis, 16, and Ella Maley, 14, received the devastating news three weeks after their father died.

On March 8, Paul, their father, passed away at 44 years old due to Arteriovenous Malformation growth on his brain, which he suffered for the past 18 months.

Meanwhile, Emma, their 40-year-old mother, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. The doctors gave her a terminal diagnosis after her cancer has spread to her liver.

Emma was initially told that she would not live to see last Christmas. In January this year, 2018, she was then told that she only had a month to live after undergoing another set of tests.


The couple, from Balsall Common, had been together for 18 years and they were scheduled to tie the knot on March 19. Unfortunately, Paul didn't live to see the date.


"Emma is just amazing, through all of this tragedy she still smiles and finds positivity. She hates being called an inspiration, but she is," said Kate Smith, Emma's cousin.

Kate added that Paul and Emma were literally soul mates as they loved each other so much.

Despite the fact that they were both diagnosed with severe medical conditions, the couple was still often seen laughing together.

Paul used to work as a DJ at Premonition nightclub in Birmingham under the name DJ Hyper. His sudden death shocked his family, who were unaware of how serious his illness was.


His family believes that he hid the scale of his illness from them so they would not have to worry so much about him.

Kate is helping raise funds to help Louis and Ella. She created a fund-raising page, which aims to raise $7,000.

More than $14,000 in donations have poured in just three days after Kate set up the page.

Louis and Ella will be looked after by Emma’s mother with the help of Kate and Emma’s brother, according to Metro.