FAMILY and friends of a young Kirkcaldy mum have been left shocked and devastated after she died suddenly last week.
Chelsea Reid (19), sadly passed away after unexpectedly suffering a brain haemorrhage on Tuesday, March 13.
The former Fair Isle Primary and Kirkcaldy High School pupil was mother to 18-month-old Jessica, who has a severe form of epilepsy.
In the wake of the tragedy, Chelsea’s friends have already begun to rally round and organise fundraising events to create a trust fund for her little girl.
Chelsea’s aunt, Natalie Steedman paid tribute to her niece, who had studied at Adam Smith College after leaving school.
She told the Press: “Chelsea loved life and she loved her daughter.
“The whole family are absolutely devastated.
“There’s nothing that can ever fill the hole that she has left behind.
“She was cheeky and could be annoying at times, but she was always laughing.
“She was really happy and had one of the biggest hearts, although she didn’t always show it.
“She was no angel, but her heart was always in the right place. She was like a niece, a sister and a best friend all in one to me.”
Chelsea lived with her gran, Jacqueline Reid, who added: “A light went out in my life and it will never be replaced.
“She was full of mischief and would argue with you one minute and the next she’d be cuddling you asking if we were alright.
“She had her life mapped out in front of her, she was going to get her driving licence and be a carer first of all before becoming a drugs counsellor.
“We’ll all miss her.”
Chelsea’s friends have already arranged their first fundraising event to raise money for Jessica’s future in memory of her mum.
The event on March 31 is being held in conjunction with A1 Carwash in Pratt Street and A2 Carwash in Dunnikier Way with a fundraising car wash taking place at each site.
“She had so many friends, and her friends have been amazing,” said Natalie.
“They are trying to do a lot of things to raise money for Jessica which will be put into a trust fund for her when she’s older.
“We think it’s absolutely amazing that people thought so much of her to do what they are doing.
‘‘They are only teenagers themselves.”
Jacqueline added: “I’m really proud of them.”
Chelsea is survived by her daughter Jessica, mum Nicola, brother Jack and gran Jacqueline.