Charlotte Carroll’s two-year-old daughter has passed away, she and her husband have revealed, following a battle with blood cancer.
Her first child with her husband, former Made In Chelsea star Diego Bivero-Volpe, Aurelia died ‘in the loving embrace of her mother’, the parents said.
Aurelia died earlier this month, before a memorial service was held on August 17.
Her parents said she left with a ‘smile’, surrounded by loved ones.
With shattering candour, film-maker Charlotte Carroll documented her struggle to conceive in her film The Topic.
Sadly, over the last year couple Charlotte Carroll and Diego Bivero-Volpe had been quietly battling to save daughter’s life
Little Aurelia (pictured) died in her parents arms earlier this month after nearly a year-long battle with a rare form of blood cancer
The couple managed to raise more than £200,000 in donations. I’m saddened to disclose Aurelia died earlier this month
Yet while Charlotte feared she would never be a mother, she gave birth to a girl, Aurelia, in April 2021 — her first child with former Made In Chelsea star Diego Bivero-Volpe.
Sadly, over the last year the couple had been quietly battling to save Aurelia’s life after she was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.
They managed to raise more than £200,000 in donations. I’m saddened to disclose Aurelia died earlier this month.
‘Our little girl went in peace surrounded by loved ones and in the loving embrace of her mother and I,’ Diego said on their GoFundMe page.
‘In true Aurelia fashion, she left us not with a cry but with a big, beautiful smile — frolicking fearlessly on to her next adventure.’
Little Aurelia was diagnosed with acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (T-Cell) in September 2022 and was treated with intensive chemotherapy – which at first she seemed to respond well to.
But just days after her second birthday her heartbroken family were told that her cancer had spread to her central nervous system.
The toddler sustained serious neurological consequences which meant she could not speak, walk, chew or even smile as she underwent an urgent set of spinal chemotherapies and a bone marrow transplant, her parents told their GoFundMe.
They said: ‘As you can imagine, this has been the most difficult time possible for her.
‘However, we are putting all our energy, love and positive vibrations towards her cure and providing her with all the possible normalcy, comforts and joy that we can.
‘In the meantime, every hour is precious for Aurelia and we are now looking to call on anyone that may want to support her in this time.’
They added: ‘We cannot wait to share her wonderful smile with you when this is all over.’
But, tragically, Aurelia died in her parents arms just weeks later.
Before her death more than a thousand well-wishers had raised £202,247 for the little girl. Any sum not used is set to be donated to Great Ormand Street
Charlotte – who appeared alongside Bradley Cooper in Burnt – has bravely spoken out in the past about previously having an ectopic pregnancy in 2019
Reality TV stint: Diego starred on Made In Chelsea back in 2015
They held a memorial to celebrate her life on August 17, where the touching dress code told friends and family to wear ‘a touch of sparkle’.
Before her death more than a thousand well-wishers had raised £202,247 for the little girl. Any sum not used is set to be donated to Great Ormand Street.
Charlotte and Diego added, in an update to the GoFundMe: ‘As we support her through to that next journey wherever that may be, her light continues to guide us through ours, shinning bright with her characteristic joy and love.
‘Aurelia will always be the warrior Charlotte and I admire the most. Anyone that met her was constantly in awe of her resilience, intelligence, beauty and good cheer even through the toughest of times.
‘Thanks in no small part to your incredible support, we were able to fight alongside her to provide her the most possible time and comfort.
‘Our thanks and admiration for the contributions made here are boundless. Without them, the armies of doctors, nurses, healers, therapists, specialists and researchers that saw to her care would not have been possible.’
Charlotte – who appeared alongside Bradley Cooper in Burnt – has bravely spoken out in the past about previously having an ectopic pregnancy in 2019.
This meant she had to have the embryo and fallopian tube in which it had implanted removed via a laparoscopy.
They held a memorial to celebrate her life on August 17, where the touching dress code told friends and family to wear ‘a touch of sparkle’. Pictured: Charlotte and Diego attend Netflix’s annual BAFTA Awards afterparty in February 2023
She has also opened up about finding she had endometriosis when she was 25, which doubles her risk of an ectopic pregnancy.
A condition where cells similar to those found in the lining of the womb occur elsewhere in the body, the tissue swells and bleeds each month like the womb lining, but the blood has nowhere to go.
These cells can grow anywhere, including in the pelvis, around the bladder and even in the lungs, causing intense pain.
An ectopic pregnancy is never viable and can be fatal for a woman, because the tube can rupture as the developing baby grows, causing dramatic blood loss.
But she became pregnant with Aurelia despite having only one fallopian tube – which can reduce the chance of getting pregnant.
Speaking to the Mail in 2021, she confessed that both babies were a surprise.
She added: ‘I couldn’t relax until I’d had an early pregnancy scan and it was confirmed that it was in the right place.
‘I want to inspire hope in other women struggling with endometriosis, who will see that a successful pregnancy is possible.’