One mother shared the catastrophic moment when she found her daughter dying hours after going to bed complaining of a headache.
Respected have been paid to essayist Cain, of Gateshead, following her tragic death from meningococcal meningitis and septicemia last month.
The mother of 21-year-old Celia Rowell recounted how her daughter complained that she felt uncomfortable and took two paracetamol before falling asleep.
However, the 49-year-old told Chronicle Live when she went to talk to her the next morning and found her irresponsible.
She added: "She said she had a little headache and she felt a little thunderous. She took some paracetamol and water and went to bed.
"The next morning, I went to talk to her, but I couldn't wake her up."
She called an ambulance and tried CPD because she received instructions by phone. Nurses followed, but they could not revive the essay.
"Everyone is still in shock," Sheila said. "It hit everyone hard. It happened so fast and it was so sudden. "
Born and raised in Gateshead, Essessica aimed to pursue a career in art therapy and began studying at the University of Derby.
She spent the past week traveling to Manchester, Derby, Birmingham and Sheffield with friends before returning to the North East.
My mother told me: “She was amazing and always happy and smiling. She smiles at every picture I have of her. "
Other moving tributes say the 21-year-old woman lit up the room with her smile and adored her family and friends.
She was described as "a beautiful girl inside and out" and "a true angel of the north".
Sheila now wants to raise awareness of potentially fatal diseases, such as meningococcal meningitis and septicemia, and urges people to get help as soon as possible if they notice any signs of it.
According to the meningitis charity Now, early symptoms of meningitis and septicemia can include fever, headache, vomiting, muscle pain and cold hands and feet fever.
Patients can deteriorate very quickly and people are urged to "trust your instincts" and get immediate medical attention.
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Essex's best friends also launched a GoFundMe page in her memory. Anyone who wants to make a donation can do so here.