Dozens of tributes online for wee angel Sofia Parke

Bronagh Parke and her daughter Sophia.
Bronagh Parke and her daughter Sophia.

The Journal has been inundated with messages of sympathy and support for the parents of little Sofia Parke who passed away on Sunday.

Sofia, who was just two, slipped away in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where she had been transferred after falling ill.

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Born with only half of her heart developed, the brave toddler had fought illness all of her short life.

More than £2,500 has now been raised by family and friends to help with the family’s funeral costs. Football star James McClean donated £500 to the fund.

Last night and today the Journal facebook has been flooded with messages for the family.

Sinead said: “Oh my god, I am so so sad to read this. I was never lucky enough to meet this wee doll but I know her mammy is such a beautiful girl and a hero. God bless wee dotes. An angel in the sky for sure.”

Gemma said: “Wee darling fly high with the angels little one! God give Stephen and Bronagh strength X.”

Tina said: “God bless u pretty baby u r now with the angels rip and look over your family from abovexxx”

Sharon said: “Sleep tight little Angel x”

Kate wrote: “Sophie was a star a wee fighter full of joy,too good for this world ,may she help bronagh and Stephen and grandparents and all relatives with the grieving process,God bless.”