Edinburgh trainee nurse and single mum dies from Covid-19

The tragic passing of the healthcare worker has left two young children to “walk the world alone”

Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 9:47 pm
Nursing student Naggayi Angella with her children Annmarie Yiga, 12 and John Jeremiah Mugisha, eight.

Naggayi Angella, 42, a mental health nursing student at Edinburgh Napier University, passed away from Covid-19 on Monday after being in a coma for two weeks.

The key worker, who worked part-time in community integrated care while studying has been described as a “ devoted mummy” whose only wish was for her children to be “happy and successful”.

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Grief-stricken children Annmarie Yiga, 12 and younger brother John Jeremiah Mugisha, eight, have written touching tributes to their mother.

John wrote: “Mummy was a nice caring person who loved me so much.”

Big sister Annmarie added: “I love everything about her and miss everything about her. In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still, in our hearts you hold a place no one will ever fill.”

The young children have no remaining relatives in the UK and friends have set up a Go Fund Me page aiming to raise £10,000 for Annmarie and John who they say: “now walk the world alone.”

Friends are also raising cash to fulfil the student nurse’s last wish, to be buried back home in Uganda.

Since the untimely passing tributes from fellow nursing students and friends from across the world have poured in online.

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