Big Heart

If you’d like to give a beautiful gift, consider becoming a registered organ donor, if you haven’t already.

I saw the most amazing story on the BBC a few days ago, by Will Leitch (for the rest of those involved in the piece, I apologise for not knowing your names, but I thank you.)

Erin Bonar, of Ballycarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland, let it be known to her family that if she were to die, she wanted her organs to be donated to those in need.

Last March, she did pass away, and her family honoured her wishes. As a result, the lives of three young boys and a grown man were saved.

The remarkable thing is, Erin Bonar was five years of age.

She was watching television with her parents when she saw an ad about organ donation; she asked them what it was all about; they explained it to her, and she made her mind up then and there that she wanted to be an organ donor.

That’s a big heart for such a tiny person.

If you’d like to read the full story, and see an incredible interview with Erin’s mother, Susan, you can find both at;, under the heading “Poignant memory”, 11 December 2015.

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16 Responses to Big Heart

  1. I couldn’t find the story, Og. This is a wonderful reminder; no greater gift than life.

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  2. acarson1 says:

    Thanks for the inspiration. I have an organ donor tattoo. I keep meaning to write a blog on how important it is to recycle body parts.

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  3. acarson1 says:

    It is, I kind of feel bad for the image theft but it just means a lot to me.

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