A MOTHER is calling for people to get screened for hidden dangers after her daughter died from an undiagnosed heart problem.
Nicky Caldera is campaigning after her 18-year-old daughter Yasmin Caldera died last year from a heart defect.
The Havant College student died in her sleep, just days before she was due to fly to Sri Lanka to volunteer at an orphanage.
There is a heart screening day at Havant College on April 14,
Mrs Caldera, from Chichester, said: ‘It’s so devastating to lose a child at 18 who is fit and healthy.
‘You read about it in the paper – all those people who drop down at rugby matches – but you don’t hear about the ones who die in their sleep.
‘She’s left a massive, massive hole in our family. We all miss her so much.’
Yasmin’s family are trying to raise £5,000 to set up The Yasmin Caldera Trust, a charity that will support local cardiac issues in the Portsmouth and Chichester areas.
Mrs Caldera added: ‘We’re looking to see what we can do to so no other family has to go through this.
‘I can’t tell you what the devastation is like.’
The screening involves a machine detecting the electrical activity of the heart.