WAG Coleen Rooney and ‘Manchester United‘ playing husband Wayne are today mourning the loss of her adopted siser Rosie McLoughlin. The 14-year-old ‘Rett Syndrome‘ sufferer died at home in the early hours of the morning, surrounded by her family in Liverpool.
The couple summarised their loss in a statement: “She was such a strong little girl and an inspiration to us all. We shall cherish forever the memories we have shared and the love she showed us each and every day of her life.”
Just 4 years ago Coleen appeared in an ‘ITV‘ special about Rosie‘s care at the ‘Alder Hey‘ hospital in the city, ‘Coleen’s Christmas at Alder Hey.’ It discussed hospital staff’s hard work to help sick children: “The hospital is particularly special to me as my little sister Rosie is a regular patient here. It’s a place of inspiration and hope, full of Christmas joy all year round.” Rosie‘s genetic disorder meant that she couldn’t walk or talk like normal, and had to be fed through a tube. Katie Price tweeted several minutes ago: “Devastating news about Coleen Rooney‘s younger sister Rosie, my thoughts are with you all.”