Quite a lot of tributes have been pouring in for a South Australian girl who suddenly died in her sleep after testing positive to Covid-19.
Dakota Conry, from Adelaide, had contracted the virus before she was put to bed by her parents on December 28.
The youngster unexpectedly died in her sleep at just 13 months old, leaving her parents Karly and Ryan, her twin sister, and two other siblings completely shattered.
It is not yet known what caused Dakota’s death, but she had been infected with Covid-19 at the time, making her the youngest Australian to die with the virus.
Tributes have been pouring in for the young girl since her sudden death, with her aunty saying she was “our favourite twinnie”.
“One week ago today we lost little Dakota. Since then, not a minute has gone by where I don’t think about you and for the rest of time you will always be in my thoughts,” Kirsty Conry wrote on Facebook.
“You were our favourite twinnie, with your sassy facial expressions and love for purple, just like your aunty.”
“Uncle Heath, Olivia and I miss you so much and words can’t express how much we love you!” she added.
In an earlier post, Kirsty called her “our little Kota Bear!”
A GoFundMe set up by family friend Brooke Page wrote “Their darling 13-month-old Dakota grew her wings and went to heaven”.
“She went to bed as per normal the night before and unexpectedly passed hours later. Rest peacefully our beautiful Dakota bear.”
Ms Page said the couple were devastated after losing their daughter.
“Those who know Karly and Ryan know their children are their life and have always been patient, loving, attentive and admirable parents,” the fundraiser read.
“Dakota leaves behind her three siblings who all loved and adored her beyond measure.”
Ms Page said the money raised would be used to pay for living expenses as the couple navigate their grief while organising a funeral.
She hopes the money helps the family feel comfortable to grieve.