They're not holding up well: friends raise funds for heartbroken parents

Photo: GoFundMe
Photo: GoFundMe 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family of six-week-old twins Violet and Indiana, who tragically died last week.

Emergency services were called to a home in Sunnybank, a suburb of Brisbane early last Wednesday morning where the babies were found "unresponsive."

One twin died at the scene and the other was taken to hospital where she died last Friday. The deaths are not being treated as suspicious. 

Family friend Kieran Garrett set up the crowdfunding page to assist the traumatised parents with the funeral costs for their twin girls. 

"Violet and Indiana were tragically lost this week in Brisbane," the page reads.

"They leave behind a big sister, big brother and two heartbroken parents. These angels graced us for only six beautiful weeks but have created such a hole since their passing."

Mr Garrett told the ABC, "There's really nothing you can say or do that will help in a situation like this," he said.

"We've just tried to offer support."

Of the family's wellbeing he told 7News, "They're just walking around like zombies," he said. "There are no tears anymore, it's all dried up."

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"I've been telling them they should think about moving because their home is like a haunted house now."

While the police investigations are continuing into how the twins died, it's a timely reminder to revise safe sleeping guidelines.

Red Nose advises, "The safest way to sleep twins at home is to place them in their own cot and follow the Red Nose safe sleeping guidelines."

If there are not two cots available, twins should be placed at opposite ends of the cot, without bedding.

24 hour bereavement support services are available on Red Nose's Grief and Loss Support Line on 1300 308 307