A heartbroken mom has spoken out about the horrific moment she told her boyfriend to stop snoring... before realizing he was actually dead.
Lewis Little, who died at just 25, was making a loud gasping noise that woke up his girlfriend Lisa Lee.
The couple, who have a young son named Tyler, knew Lewis had a rare heart condition, but he was thought to be a low-risk sufferer.
25-year-old Lisa, from Northumberland, England, said,
But in fact, Lewis wasn't snoring at all.
Shockingly, he had died earlier in his sleep, and the sound Lisa heard was air passing through Lewis' vocal cords as it left his body, according to doctors.
Lisa, who described Lewis as her soulmate, said he died only a year after being diagnosed with Brugada syndrome, despite being told he would live a long and happy life.
She believes that if he had been given an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device that can restart someone's heart, he would have survived.
So, Lisa has started a petition calling for people with Brugada syndrome to be fitted with an ICD if they wish.
On the petition webpage, she wrote,
She added Lewis lived a normal, active life and was not given any medication to help with his condition.