Family devastated after mystery death of ‘beautiful’ son, 4, while on holiday

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A family have been left totally devastated after their four-year-old son tragically died while they were on holiday.

Laura and Inoke Naioko, from Leeds, were holidaying in Fiji with their three children, Anna, Wesley and Eleanor when Wesley fell unexpectedly ill.

After being rushed to hospital, doctors did everything they could to save Wesley.

But the family were dealt the devastating news that there was nothing more they could do for him and he died on Thursday, December 3.

It is still unknown what caused Wesley’s death, and the family are now faced with the huge costs of bringing their son home so that they can arrange a cremation for him.

In an attempt to help from afar, and to help ease the financial burden, family and friends have begun fundraising to help as much as they can.

The family, described as “beautiful and dear friends” are said to be completely overwhelmed.

Shayra Meredith, who began the fundraiser, said: “A couple of weeks ago Wesley became poorly whilst in Fiji and was rushed to hospital.

“But unfortunately the doctors were unable to save him and he very sadly passed away on Thursday December 3.

“It was sudden and completely unexpected.

She added, “Wesley was only four, and if anyone knew Wesley and his beautiful family, your heart will be breaking like mine and the distance is painful.

“We can’t be there and provide the love and support we usually would.”

Since the fundraiser was set up just a week ago, the target of £100 has been easily surpassed, reaching almost £10,000.

Although the family can now fulfil tradition with their family in Fiji for Wesley’s funeral – where it is usual for 500 people to attend with the family catering, they still need help.

The family have found cremation is much more expensive in Fiji, so Laura and Inoke have made the decision that they would like to bring their son home in order “for their hearts to settle”.

The family are also still waiting on repatriation flights to bring them back to their home county.