CLINTON, S.C. (WHNS/Meredith) – A South Carolina family is mourning the sudden death of a 7-year-old girl, who passed away while having her tonsils surgically removed. 

Paisley Elizabeth Grace Cogsdill, of Clinton, died Feb. 21 at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood.

Her parents, Austin and Jasmine Cogsdill, said the young girl went into the operating room for her tonsillectomy. One minute into the surgery, her heart stopped.

They said Paisley was an otherwise healthy girl and didn't have any serious medical conditions. 

7-year-old girl dies one minute into tonsil removal surgery, parents say

"You don't understand why these things happen, but we know it was God's plan and that's the only thing that can get us through," said Paisley's grandmother, Mary Beth Truelock.

The 7-year-old’s obituary describes her as a "gifted and talented student" who loved arts and crafts, as well as participating in church activities. 

"Her years on earth may have only been seven, but the love she shared will last a lifetime," the obituary reads. 

The family is awaiting autopsy results to confirm her exact cause of death. 

A GoFundMe page is raising money to help cover Paisley's funeral expenses.

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