At 13 years old, Jemima Layzell was just beginning to flower into a young woman. Tragically, however, she wouldn’t live to see her 14th birthday, so her parents can only guess at what their exceptional daughter could have become. And yet, due to a strange coincidence two weeks before her death, Jemima’s legacy now includes a remarkable world record.
Jemima was a schoolgirl from Horton, Somerset in the U.K. Her mother, Sophy Layzell, a 43-year-old drama teacher, described her daughter to the Daily Mail in September 2017 as “lovely – clever, funny, compassionate and creative.” The teenager had a particular passion for writing.