Heartbreak as 8-year-old boy dies on holiday

An eight-year-old boy who was left brain dead after falling ill on holiday with his family in Barbados has died.

Ace Rewtastle was rushed to hospital with suspected meningitis after developing a rash – but he was later given a devastating diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia.

The family, from Portsmouth, pulled together to raise funds to get him on a medical flight home last Friday – raising more than £100,000. 

But on Sunday, Ace deteriorated and suffered a seizure, causing a catastrophic bleed on the brain.

He never regained consciousness and the next day, he was put into an induced coma and declared brain dead. 

He tragically died on Saturday morning, his mum said. In a heartbreaking post, Amber Field, 30, said: ‘Ace is now resting.

‘There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint in this world.

‘Goodnight Acey Pops, today nature took its course, you are my whole existence and I will love and remember you until my last breath.

‘Give nanny Pat a big cuddle from me & let’s get you home my darling baby.’

Scroll to Top