Paisley Cogsdill died on Feb.21 at the hospital.

CLINTON, SC (FOX Carolina) – A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to cover funeral expenses for a 7-year-old Clinton girl who passed away unexpectedly while having her tonsils removed.

Paisley Elizabeth Grace Cogsdill passed away on Feb. 21 at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood. Paisley’s parents said she went into surgery, and one minute later, her heart stopped.

The parents, Austin and Jasmine, said the girl was healthy and had no signs of issues or complications.

"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, cause we know it was God," Paisley's grandmother, Mary Beth Truelock, said.

Paisley’s obituary describes her as: “a gifted and talented student and a straight-A 2nd Grader at Clinton Elementary. Her full of “Joy” attitude could be seen in everything she did, from playing T-Ball and Softball to performing Hip-Hop dance routines and gymnastics programs with her friends at the Dance Shop and Dance South. She enjoyed showing off her craft skills by making arts and crafts but enjoyed giving them away even more. Paisley loved being part of the activities at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, singing and acting in the church plays and being the Angel in the Easter Pageant. Her years on earth may have only been seven, but the love she shared will last a lifetime.”

Autopsy results are expected by Tuesday to help offer more clarification on how Paisley died, her parents said.

A service to celebrate Paisley’s life will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church. The service will be followed followed by a cryptside committal ceremony at the Pinelawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

The visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to cover the funeral expenses. More than $28,000 has been raised as of Monday afternoon.

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I'm very sorry for their loss and I realize they use their belief as a crutch to make sense of it all, but it wasn't "God's plan". No benevolent "God" would do something so cruel as to take life away from an innocent 7-year old child and leave grieving family and friends behind.

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