Rebecca, mother of a child organ donor
Rebecca’s daughter Zara tragically died 15 years ago due to pneumococcal meningitis, aged just 14 months.
Rebecca, who works as a nurse, said: “My world had fallen apart and I thought, I don’t want another mum to go through what I’m feeling now.”
Zara was able to donate her heart and a section of her liver to two baby girls. Rebecca said:
“I was really glad that her heart had been donated to another child. Really glad. Because her heart is still beating.”
Both girls are alive and well thanks to Zara’s donation and Rebecca receives annual updates from them.
Rebecca now befriends parents who donate the organs of children with meningitis and is passionate about sharing Zara’s story to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.