This day five years ago a small boy from our village was laid to rest having lost a short battle with unexpected illness. He’d been flown to England in the hope his life would be saved. Unfortunately it was not to be. Five years ago, on October 16th, his amazing mum and dad kissed him … More His name was Ben.
Some of you may remember my writing previously about young Ben? He was a beautiful, handsome, lively six year old who became ill and passed away within the space of two weeks. Because of the bravery and selflessness of Ben’s parents who agreed to donate his organs, the lives of other children were saved. While … More A shout out and a favour to ask.
We all like to think we are invincible and will live to a ripe old age. We like to believe our children will also, but that is not always the case. One moment in time can change everything. This is organ donation week, a week to remind us to have ‘the talk’ and a week … More A week to remember a very special boy.
A year ago today a heartbroken mother and father kissed their small boy goodbye forever. He was six years old. A year ago today other mothers and fathers kissed their sick children goodbye. Hours later these children returned to their parents, having received young Bens organs. No longer sick. With the potential of a long … More Young Ben we salute you.
Tonight I have no words. It’s all in the video. If you watch it you will see those who have lived, because of organ donors, and you will see the pictures and families of those who gave the ultimate gift to save a life. Unintentional Hero is a beautiful song, written by Pa Curran to … More Have you had the conversation?