Two parents who decided to put their young child’s organs to use ended up have more impact than they ever could have imagined.
Jess Evans gave birth to twins, one of which would not live long
As you can see, the child was clearly not in good health upon birth, something that should not have surprised the young parents.
Teddy Houlston had a rare and fatal disease that confined him to only hours on earth
Anencephaly, which would affect his brain and other organs, meant he would die only hours after being born.
Teddy gives his organs up for good cause upon passing
The parents decided that their loss could bring life, donating Teddy’s organs in the hope they would save a life.
Early action made sure that doctors would be ready to have the organs harvested
It can be tough for a mother to even think about their child’s impending death, but Jess had already contacted a nurse about organ donation before going into labor.
A nurse took particular notice of the couples’ giving spirit
She said that she hoped the parents could receive the type of generosity in return which they had shown to an undetermined stranger.
The nurse finds a recipient
Although they found a potential person with a need for a kidney, the notion of transplanting an organ from an infant to an adult was unprecedented and risky.
The parents were forced to say goodbye sooner than they could have imagined
As soon as the organ retrieval team arrived at the hospital, the parents said their last goodbye to Teddy as he was whisked away.