Under her Christmas tree sit presents waiting to be given to her family and friends.
A pair of slippers wrapped for her grandma.
A brightly wrapped gift for her baby sister.
She didn’t yet know that her Mum had bought her two tickets for the X Factor tour. It would have been the best present of her life.
She was just 14 years old.
And now she is dead.
On Wednesday night, one week out from Christmas, Emma Sloan, her Mum and her sisters had gone for dinner in the city centre in Dublin to have dinner.
Her sisters Amy aged 20, and her baby sister Mia who is 2 sat alongside her.
It had been a big day of Christmas shopping in Dublin’s crowded city centre.
The festive lights which people travel for hours to see twinkled outside, Christmas music played, their coats lay piled in a heap nearby.
The family ordered, and ate, not noticing the sign that said the food contained nuts.
Emma ate satay sauce, which contained peanuts, but her Mum said they had thought it was curry sauce.
‘It looked and smelled like curry sauce,’ she said to the Irish Herald.
‘I’m not blaming the restaurant because there was a sign but it wasn’t noticed.
For Emma the impact of the nuts would have been instantaneous.
Emma had a nut allergy and eating them could be fatal.
Seconds later she couldn’t breathe.
Her Mum ran frantically to the nearby chemist with her daughters helping their sister.
Ready to do anything to save her daughters life.
But the chemist said no.
They told her she needed a prescription and sent her on her way.
All her Mum, Caroline needed was an epi-pen.
With her fourteen-year-old daughter dying Caroline was told to take her to the nearest hospital.
“It was against regulations,” the male worker said, to give the dying teen the epi-pen she so desperately needed.
Emma and her mother usually carry the auto-injector, but had left it at home on Wednesday when they went shopping in town. A passing doctor tried to assist placing Emma into the recovery position but the rescue attempt was unsuccessful.
Before her eyes, just metres from the chemist Emma died.
Ambulance staff and firefighters also tried to aid in the recovery but Emma was not responsive.
The teenager died with her two sisters, one just a toddler, looking on.
Emma’s Mum told the Irish Herald: “My daughter died on a street corner with a crowd around her.”