When the mother said goodbye to her little girl one night with extra hugs and kisses, she had no idea that this would be the last time she could hug her. A few hours later, she woke up to her husband shouting, and what she saw then ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ her heart.
Megan and Jacob Oakley from Cheshire, England, like most couples, couldn’t wait to become parents. In 2019, their first child, a little girl named Esme Rose, was born.
Two years later, Megan became pregnant again, and they soon found out that this time they were expecting twins. Megan and Jacob were looking forward to the birth of their twin daughters, and little Rose was also happy to have a little sister.
However, the pregnancy did not go smoothly, and Megan lost one of the babies, Harper. Their second daughter, Cassidy, was finally born in 2021, and although the parents were devastated by the ʟᴏss, they were determined to be the best parents they could be.
But they didn’t know then that another tragedy would soon occur in their lives. The tragic accident happened on September 5, 2021, when baby Cassidy was just 6 weeks old. Megan and Jacob took turns watching over their little girl during the night. After the baby was put to bed around 10:30 p.m., Megan said goodbye to her and went to sleep while Jacob stayed awake.
“I said goodbye to Cassidy with extra hugs and kisses, and then I woke up around 11 at night to Jacob screaming my name and begging me to help him,” the mother said.
The Oakleys later recalled the ᴘᴀɪɴꜰᴜʟ details of the night that changed everything. Jacob accidentally fell asleep and woke up half an hour later, saying he was awakened by “a greater power.”
“Unfortunately, my husband closed his eyes and fell asleep involuntarily. Anyone who has children knows how exhausting it is,” Megan said.
The father woke up to find his little girl trapped between the sofa and the wall. He woke his wife, and while they waited for paramedics, they tried to revive the baby. Little Cassidy was then taken to Warrington Hospital, but his life could not be saved, and he was eventually taken off the machines on September 9, 2021.
The parents said that the loss of their “bright blue-eyed little girl” will leave a mark on them forever.
The story of Megan and Jacob’s tragic loss has touched the hearts of many, and many have expressed their condolences. “Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ, and losing his twin before him is horrible,” wrote one user.
“I am truly sorry for your loss (I am also a mom of twins) – your little angels are together. I hope your family gets the support they need,” another commenter added.