Erin was able to donate her heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and pancreas to save the lives of four other people, three very young boys and a gentleman in his forties.
“It brings us enormous comfort that her little life was not in vain. We now know that her heart still beats in a small boy somewhere and that makes us smile a little as having two brothers herself Erin always wanted to be a boy anyway!”
“One of the Specialist Nurses of organ donation who was involved in her care was in contact with us to assure us that Erin was treated with dignity and care at every stage and I know the emotional toll it has taken on the people involved. Organ donation is the most wonderful and selfless gift and that is most definitely recognised by the medical staff involved – we were kept informed and treated with respect at every stage.
“Our hearts are utterly broken, we will not see our beautiful daughter grow up and we miss her every single minute of every day, but because of her kindness, other families will not suffer the same heartache, she is a real life superhero! Erin brought us so much joy and love and now she has given that to four different families as well, we could not be more proud of her.
“We never thought it would happen to us but it did, everyone in my family is a registered donor and I would not hesitate to do it again. It has given us a lot of peace and a huge amount of pride in our daughter which helps on the really bad days. Organ donors are amazing, so are their families – be amazing, please talk to your loved ones about organ donation and let them know what your wish is, so they don't have to make that decision under the most difficult of circumstances.”