The sudden death of her beloved husband has shocked a young Queensland mother, who is due to give birth to triplets.
On September 2nd, a car in Carindale hit and killed Matt Conwell, 32,
He leaves behind wife Ashleigh, who was inconsolable at the Brisbane south-east scene of the incident.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by family friend Alexandra Nesevski, Ashleigh is due to give birth to the triplets at year-end.
“On Wednesday, 2 September, young husband and father-to-be Matt Conwell passed away in sudden and tragic circumstances,” Nesevski wrote.
“The pregnancy, delivery and care of triplets is challenging for any couple.
“This has now been made so much more difficult for Ashleigh with the loss of her beloved soulmate, who was so looking forward to meeting his babies.”
“Ashleigh is the strongest woman I know; we want to help her continue Matt’s legacy.
“To be having three babies and not to have your husband beside you who you had this dream with, it is absolutely gut-wrenching.”
Nesevski says Ashleigh faces tremendous financial difficulty as she experience “emotionally torn apart” her world
Both she and Conwell had the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted their careers.
“They were already stretching every dollar and budgeting tightly for the arrival of their unexpected but so very wanted ‘instant’ family,” Nesevski said.
A number of amateur cricket teams held tributes to Conwell in south-east Queensland over the weekend.
He was a cricket coach known as Cozzy, and specialised in talent development.
“The Tigers family would like to thank everyone that attended today’s pre-game gathering as we all came together for Cozzy,” a Facebook post read by the Redlands Tigers Cricket Club, for which Conwell was a long-time player.
“For everyone one in attendance, it was a chance to remember all of the great memories that we have of Cozzy both on and off the cricket field.”
At the time of publication, almost $100,000 had been raised for Ashleigh.
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