Painful moment 13-year-old daughter’s life support was turned off after she breathed in household chemicals to get high


Ally Langdon has burst into tears while speaking to the devastated parents of a teenage girl who died after inhaling toxic household chemicals to get high.

Esra Haynes, 13, went into cardiac arrest after breathing in deodorant during a sleep-over in north-east Melbourne over the Easter long weekend.

Andrea and Paul Haynes recounted the nightmare moment they received a call telling them: ‘Come and get your daughter.’

When Andrea arrived at the home, police and paramedics were trying desperately to resuscitate her.

She was placed on life support soon after arriving at hospital, where she would remained until her death eight days later.

‘We thought we would bring her home,’ Andrea said. ‘We still had hope, we did not think the worst,’ Paul said.

Although her parents were optimistic their little girl would recover, a scan revealed Esra had sustained irreparable brain damage. DailyMail reports.

The couple were forced to make the painful decision to turn off Esra’s life support, and were told to bring in friends and family to say their final goodbyes to the teenager on her deathbed.

‘She was put onto a bed so we could lay with her,’ a heartbroken Paul said.

‘We cuddled her until he end.’

Ms Langdon was visibly overwhelmed by the parents’ memories of their final day with Esra, and teared up alongside them.

Paul said the loss has left their family completely ‘broken’, with Esra’s three siblings, Imogen, Seth and Charlie ‘shattered’ she is gone.

From a young age, Esra showed immense promise as an athlete, and led her team to a national aerobics champion in Queensland in Year 6.

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