Two-year-old dies four days after being found unconscious in pool in Auckland
An Auckland community has rallied together after the loss of a family's "extraordinary" two-year-old daughter.
Saylor Rose Kerlin died in the early hours of Sunday after almost four days in the paediatric intensive care unit at Starship Children's Hospital.
She was in a coma after being found unconscious in a swimming pool in the west Auckland suburb of Waimauku on Wednesday night.
More than $15,000 has been raised for parents Conor and Chantal Kerlin through a Givealittle page.
Donations and comments have poured in from members of the Muriwai and Waimauku community Facebook page, some also forming online support groups to help the Kerlin family.
The funds raised from the page, started by family friend Paula Ward, will go towards general living costs to "alleviate a bit of stress for this beautiful family".
Ward wrote on the Givealittle page that Saylor Rose "gifted [them] all with a little bit of her magic during her brief time on earth".
"The greats are always taken too soon," she said.