For Amanda Parkes, 43, a terrible anniversary is just around the corner.
That’s because on August 26 last year paramedics were called to the Staffordshire home of her daughter, Abbey Parkes, 20, who had suffered a cardiac arrest.
When they arrived, the paramedics found Abbey, a legal secretary, slumped in a living room chair, unconscious and not breathing.
She would never recover, making the day one that “will live with me forever,” Parkes told the Daily Mail.
Abbey, who lived with her boyfriend Liam Grocott, "had gone off to work first thing in the morning, as usual," recalled Parkes.
"Liam received a call from her early in the morning, at about 7.30 am, telling him that she couldn't breathe and he needed to come home.
"Obviously, he dialled [emergency services] and rushed over but there was nothing that could be done."
After Abbey was rushed to the hospital, staff delivered the heartbreaking news that she could not be saved. "It was absolutely heartbreaking. Absolutely devastating," Parkes said.