Sophie's story

Sophie, from Llandeilo in South Wales, had been struggling with complications caused by diabetes for years before receiving a pancreas transplant.

Sophie, smiling at an archery event

Waiting for a pancreas, Sophie spent much of her teenage life in hospital. She finally received a transplant at the age of 18 and is now doing really well.

Sophie is an ambassador for children's charity Rays of Sunshine, and is looking forward to continuing her work and living a normal family life.

Says Sophie: "Finally getting the call to say, 'We've found you a donor organ, the RAF are on their way to collect you' was so exciting."

Since my transplant I feel really, really well... Life is the most precious gift of all.
Sophie

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