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Bruce's gift

By Kerri

Almost 11 months ago my life changed in a way you never think would happen to you.

My husband had spent a week installing a kitchen for a mate, then had a glass of home brewed spirits and was poisoned by methanol.

Five days later at the age of 49 Bruce was declared brain dead. Fortunately we had discussed organ donation so out of that horrific week I was able to make one decision easily¬≠ - yes to organ donation.

Five people were given a second chance of life when Bruce donated two kidneys, two corneas and his heart.

For all of us left behind we are so proud of his decision to donate. It is of great comfort for me and is the only thing that makes me believe his death was not a waste.

Kerri