‘Brilliant’ mum-of-three, 40, dies suddenly after collapsing at work

A "brilliant" mum-of-three collapsed at work and died just two days after beginning a new job.

Zoe Jones had started at Corbetts Sports in her home town of Connah's Quay in Flintshire on June 30.

On July 2 she was cashing up at the end of the day when she suddenly collapsed and began to have the first of several seizures.

She was rushed to hospital where doctors realised she would not survive the injuries to her brain, caused by an unexpected hemorrhage.

The mum-of-three was put on a life support machine, giving her family a chance to say goodbye before she died on July 4, The Daily Post reported .

Her two sons, Cameron, 20, and Rhys, 15, agreed to donate their mums organs in a bid to save other lives.

The 40-year-old had decided to become an organ donor in the event of her death after her 18-year-old cousin Katie Adams had been diagnosed with heart failure after battling cancer twice.

She was saved by a heart transplant three years ago.

Zoe's mum, Shirley Roberts, said: "Zoe donated her heart, her lungs and her two kidneys that will go to two different people.  

"She has potentially saved the life of four people.

"The donation team came to the hospital and spoke to the boys about donating her organs.

"Even though she was on the donation list, the boys still had the option to say no as her next of kin, but they still said yes.

"I am so proud of her, and the boys for making the decision."

Ms Roberts, 60, was in holiday on the Greek island of Zante when she received the tragic news about her daughter.

"My son and daughter called and told me that Zoe had a fall in work and that it was really bad and I needed to come home," she said.

"I managed to get a flight the following day and I saw her before they turned the life support off."

The expat who now lives in Spain paid tribute to her daugther.

"She was crackers, she was just full of life and she was a laugh," Ms Roberts said.

"If there was a party, she would be in the middle of it.

"She didn't have much, but if there was anything she could do for someone, she would do it.

"She was a big karaoke fan, so she would often sing and collect money for the homeless, who she regularly went out and provided food for.

"She would help anyone she knew, she was such a kind person and a brilliant mum.

"The children seem okay, we've just told them to keep talking about her."

Zoe's auntie Emma Adams, whose daughter Katie had the heart transplant, urged people to sign up to the donor register before it's too late.

"It's a horrible thought that someone has died, but it's so amazing that they have thought about saving other lives," she said.

"It's a very close subject to our family, so for someone we were close to do the same is just amazing.

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