Man Who Died Of Brain Tumour Saves Five Lives With Donated Organs

The fiancée of a 28-year-old man who tragically passed away due to cancer has revealed that he saved numerous lives as a result of donating his organs.

David Llewellyn died just weeks after celebrating his son's first Christmas after being diagnosed with a brain tumour back in 2016.

Corinne Hynes, who was supposed to tie the knot with David in July, was devastated by the loss, but she's decided to speak out about her husband-to-be by sharing a touching letter from the NHS, listing the number of lives David helped save by donating his organs.

Credit: North News
Credit: North News

The letter reveals he's transformed the lives of five people, stating: "As promised, this letter contains information about those who have benefited following David's donation.

"Organ donation saves and transforms the lives of those lucky enough to receive a transplant.

"I am pleased to tell you that a the time of writing this letter five people have received an organ transplant.

"A gentleman in his fifties, who has been on the recipient waiting list for over one year, received a kidney and pancreas transplant. A young lady in her thirties, who had been on the recipient waiting list for over five years, also received a kidney transplant.

"A gentleman in his fifties received a liver transplant, a lady in her thirties received a double lung transplant and a gentleman in his fifties received a lifesaving heart transplant."

The letter ended with: "I hope that this information brings you some comfort and that you feel proud of the difference David has made to others through the gift of organ donation.

"Thank you once again and please know that David's gift can never be underestimated."

Suffice to say, the Internet was touched by David's final act of bravery, as well as Corinne's decision to share this touching news to the world, with the post being shared on Facebook more than 19,000 times at the time of writing.

Credit: North News
Credit: North News

Corinne, also mum to their 11-month-old son Jude, said: "They say nobody's perfect but David came close.

"We grew up together and he made me the person I am today. We got together when I was 17 and he was 19. Although I didn't have a lifetime with him, I feel so lucky to have had nine years.

"We didn't get married but we were as good as.

"David was always a hero, and he continues to be, even now he's gone.

"He has given the best gift a person possibly could. Not only has he saved one life, but five.

"That's five families and five friendship groups who have been saved from heartache and he is the person who made it happen.

"We had spoken about organ donation and I knew it was something he wanted to do but we didn't find out he'd signed the register until after he died."

What a hero.

David's mum Sharon Llewellyn, 56, added: "I still feel like his death hasn't really happened, like it's not real.

"I feel lost without but it is such a comfort knowing David has helped so many people. It is something that has really kept the whole family going.

"It has helped ease our grief enormously. David made nothing but good choices throughout his life and I couldn't be prouder."

According to the NHS, organ donation can save up to nine lives - those who wish to do so can register their details on the organ donation website.

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Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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