Love Island star Malin Andersson shares emotional goodbye with four week old daughter
Love Island reality star Malin Andersson has shared an emotional goodbye with her four-week old daughter who tragically passed away last month.

The former Love Island contestant shared an Instagram post, letting the world know that her daughter Consy had died a matter of weeks after she was born seven weeks prematurely.

Malin posted on Instagram: ‘Completely in love with you.. and my Mum just wanted you to be with her. Your time wasn’t ready yet. Mummy loves you. I stayed with you each day.. you opened your eyes one last time for me and I saw those beautiful big brown eyes. I’m so sorry I couldn’t do anymore. Go be with grandma Consy. My angel. Rest in peace CONSY GLORIA EMMA ANDERSSON-KEMP 23/12/18-22/01/19.’

Malin named her first child with partner Tom Kemp after her late mother who died in November 2017 following a battle with breast cancer.

On 9 January, Malin, 26, thanked her followers for their prayers. She wrote: ‘All your prayers, messages, healing.. it means the world to us. Baby Consy is still in intensive care, and fighting each day. This has been the most difficult time I have ever gone through. I just want to hold her.. It’s different to my mum last year. My mum was ready to go.. my little girl isn’t. She has given me the ultimate purpose in my life and I’m not prepared to let her go.’

Globally, there is one preterm birth every two seconds. These babies (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) are often critically ill and suffer lifelong complications. There was exceptionally limited success in reducing rates of preterm birth, largely because current treatment plans are ‘one size fits all’ while preterm delivery often has very different causes. Our scientists made major headway addressing this issue and identifying potential solutions. In a recent original study funded by Genesis, which profiled the thousands of small molecules that are present in blood and urine, our scientists were able to identify different reasons for preterm birth from very early in pregnancy. This means that we may now begin to design individualised treatment and prevention plans that are based upon a much better understanding of why an individual woman is at risk and therefore much more likely to be successful.

From all at Genesis Research Trust, our thoughts and prayers go out to Ms Malin Andersson and her family during this difficult time.

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