Tributes have been paid to a “loving” brother from one of Yorkshire’s “closest family” after his tragic death.
Doctors detected a blood clot in Karl Knapton’s leg just give weeks ago. Karl was put on medicine and sent home.
Tragically, the blood clot travelled and caused Karl to suffer a stroke. He was in hospital for two weeks and then allowed home.
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Three days later, on Easter Sunday, he suffered from another stroke. Karl was taken into intensive care in Halifax and put on a ventilator.
At this point, doctors found another blood clot and tragically discovered Karl was brain dead and would not survive. His sister, Chantelle Knapton, has paid tribute to him.
She said: “Karl was a popular person. All of our community is very, very sad.
“Karl was a very outgoing person. Everybody absolutely loved him.”
She added: “I’m his sister and there’s three brothers, we all literally only live houses away from each other. We are actually known as one of the closest families that there is and my three brothers, Karl is one of them, came to see me every single day and he visited my mum every single day.
“There literally wasn’t a day that went by that we never say each other. All four of us children and my mum.”
Now, after the unexpected loss of Karl, the family are seeking to raise money to help with the loss as both Karl and the family do not have much money. Chantelle said: “No amount of money can replace Karl but contributions can take away a small part of the stress that comes with unexpected loss and any amount would be appreciated and valued more than you know.
“He’s gone from our sight but never our hearts. He was an amazing dad, uncle, brother and friend and will always be with us all. He was such a loved guy by so many and one of a kind.
“He has so many memories that he shares with us all we would like to give him the best send off that is possible and make it a day to remember for Karl and make plenty of memories with all to celebrate with us.”
You can donate to their campaign here.