Tourists poured into the streets to attend the funeral of a 3-year-old girl from Wales
Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets to pay their respects to a dear three-year-old girl who passed away after a brave battle against cancer.
‘Funny’ Porsha-Nevaeh Williams, from a traveling family in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, was laid to rest on Thursday afternoon after a horse-drawn carriage pulled from her home to Llwydcoed Cemetery.
Porsha died in January after a grueling 17 months at Noah’s Ark Hospital in Cardiff, where she was famous for her bravery in battling a rare form of blood cancer.
Her mother, Chloe, 22, said her daughter has an amazing sense of humour: “She’s the funniest character. She never forgets to smile, even on a bad day.”
Porsha’s funeral began with hundreds of mourners lining the streets outside Porsha’s home with beautiful flowers commemorating the things she loved, from Spider=Man and Peppa Pig to Dairylea Dunkers and Peter’s pies.
On Thursday, hundreds of people paid their respects to three-year-old Porsha-Nevaeh Williams, who died after a brave battle against blood cancer.
Her mother Chloe, 22, said Porsha-Nevaeh, from Wales, was ‘the funniest character’.
The boy was transported by carriage and laid to rest at Llwydcoed . Cemetery
A country song loved by the toddler played as the family carried the coffin into a hearse pulled by a white horse as the procession departed.
Porsha “loves her iPad,” Chloe added, and loves to search YouTube for children’s music like Cocomelon and Diana and Roma.
Grandmother Lynda Keefe, 49, said: ‘She was a party person. She likes Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits.’
Chloe paid tribute to the work of Dr Phil Connors at Noah’s Ark hospital, who ‘did his best to save’ her daughter.
She said: ‘He went to apply for funding, he tried to get her a lung transplant. It was too late. He went to hell and came back to make Porsha live.’
Lynda said she had ‘stolen people’s hearts’. Distant family members have come from across south Wales and even as far away as London to mourn her death.
Lynda said: “She is very popular on TikTok. ‘The whole of South Wales is following her journey through videos.’
Porsha’s one-year-old sister Mae Mae also struggled with illness and the two were unable to spend much time together until Porsha’s final months. Lynda said: ‘Porsha loves babysitting. Porsha would say, ‘My Mae Mae.’
Porsha’s parents Chloe and Jamie were among those carrying her coffin from home to the hearse in front of hundreds of people.
Her coffin is covered with flowers and beads to create special moments in the three-year-old’s life
A long string of ‘journey beads’ were placed on Porsha’s coffin in the house before the procession began, with each bead representing a part of Porsha’s life.
She helped make beads with her mother Chloe at Noah’s Ark Hospital in Cardiff, where she stayed longer than any other patient in the rainbow ward, a total of 17 months.
Lynda said: ‘They called her the warrior Merthyr and queen of the ward. Her two favorite nurses are Mel and Jo. She liked them so much that she raised two goldfish and named them Mel and Jo.’
A mold of Porsha’s hands and feet was completed shortly before her death. Chloe said the family will cherish the memorial forever.
The mother talks about the fondness Noah’s Ark Hospital staff have for Chloe and her best friend Harry, who have been dubbed the ‘king and queen of the ward’.
Lynda added: ‘Porsha is very particular about the people she associates with but she greatly admires her friends Harry and Adam.’
Chloe said: ‘She’s in the sky with her friend Harry now.
Porsha’s parents Chloe and Jamie were among those carrying her coffin from home to the hearse.
As they did, one of Porsha’s favorite songs, Charley Pride’s Hope You’re Feelin’ Me (Like I’m Feelin’ You) was played over loudspeakers and many people sang along.
Chloe said: ‘She knew every word of it. She’s a very good singer.’
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